DHL Export Barometer 2020
- Only 47 percent of Australian trade businesses are optimistic about the coming 12 months – significantly down from a high of 69 percent last year, and well below the 18-year average. The result is not unexpected given the far-reaching impact of the virus, and disruption to markets worldwide.
- However, despite the negative impacts of Covid-19, many businesses were able to pivot quickly and maintain revenue in 2020. Some were even able to take advantage of the conditions created by the pandemic, with one in five reporting an increase in revenue.