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Australian CEO Survey: Business expectations for 2022

Thank you for participating in our annual CEO survey of Australian business conditions for 2021 and expectations for 2022 (calendar years).

Your experiences and opinions matter to industry, Governments, regulators, law-makers and policy-makers. Participating in this survey will help your voice to be heard and will help us to advocate on your behalf.

This year we are keen to hear about your experience regarding international trade, supply chains, employment, skills, investment and the COVID-19 pandemic and related activity restrictions.

I would be grateful if you could complete this survey by Friday 29 October 2021. We estimate this survey will take around 10 minutes of your time to complete.

As always, your response will be strictly confidential. Individual names, responses and details will never be published or shared. A summary of the aggregated and confidentialised results will be compiled in a report and will be available from our website https://www.aigroup.com.au/policy-and-research/mediacentre/reports/ at the end of 2021.

You can see our previous reports at this web page. If you would like to receive an email notification when the report is released, please provide your email address at the end of this survey.

If you have any questions regarding this survey please email economics@aigroup.com.au.

Business details
(This question is mandatory)
Company name
(This question is mandatory)
What is the postcode of your primary business location (e.g. registered business address)?
(This question is mandatory)
In which industry does your business mainly operate?
The following questions are about your business experience in 2021
What was your approximate annual turnover in 2021?
$
approximately
How many full-time equivalent (FTE) people did you employ in 2021?
FTE people

How did each of the following factors change in your business in 2020 and 2021 compared to the previous year?

2020 2021
General business conditions in your sector 2020
2021
Annual turnover 2020
2021
Gross profit margin 2020
2021
Number of employees 2020
2021
Spending on staff training & development 2020
2021
Spending on physical capital (e.g. buildings) 2020
2021
Spending on research & development 2020
2021
Spending on new technology 2020
2021
Export income 2020
2021
Input prices 2020
2021
Energy prices (inputs) 2020
2021
Selling prices 2020
2021

COVID-19 pandemic; supply chains

 

What impact did the COVID-19 pandemic and related activity restrictions have on your business operations in 2021?
What impact do you expect the COVID-19 pandemic and related activity restrictions to have on your business operations in 2022?
Did your ability to source all of the inputs that your business requires change in 2021, compared to 2020?
Do you expect your ability to source all of the inputs that your business requires to change in 2022, compared to 2021?

If your business exported in 2021 or tried to export in 2021, what factors affected your ability to do so?

 

 

The following questions are about your expectations for your business in 2022

What measures will you take to improve the reliability and resilience of your supply chains in 2022?

If other, please specify
Does your business expect any difficulty in finding and/or retaining skilled labour in 2022?
If yes, in which occupations do you expect difficulties in 2022?
If yes, what will you do in response to these difficulties in 2022? Please list all responses that you plan to try
Do you expect the following factors to change in your business in 2022, compared to 2021?
General business conditions in your sector
Annual turnover
Gross profit margin
Number of employees
Spending on staff training and development
Spending on physical capital (e.g. buildings)
Spending on research & development
Spending on new technology
Export income
Input prices
Energy prices (inputs)
Selling prices
What factors do you expect will inhibit your business growth in 2022? 
If other please specify
What key growth strategies do you plan to implement in your business during 2022? 
If other, please specify
What are your highest priorities for your business investment spending in 2022? 
If other, please specify
What factors will influence you business investment spending decisions in 2022?
If other please specify
Thank you for completing this survey, if you would like to receive a link to the report when it is released, please provide your email address