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16 June 2016

New statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that Australian businesses are embracing social media as a way of promoting their business.

The ABS report Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2014-15 reveals that between 2013-14 and 2014-15, most key indicators of business use of information technology increased.

But the greatest change was in the proportion of businesses with a social media presence, which increased by three percentage points to 34% between 2013-14 and 2014-15.

The value of income businesses derived from the sale of goods or services via the internet also increased, by 7% from $267 billion in 2013-14 to $286 billion in 2014-15.

More information: www.abs.gov.au