Export market research

Trade Resources

Australia ranks fourth in overseas exports trade, with our milk production creating a surplus destined for global markets.

To find out more information about dairy products and markets, including market overviews, tariff information, industry and product statistics, visit Dairy Australia’s Exports and Trade page.

You can also discover which countries hold strong trade agreements with Australia by visiting the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia’s trade statistics at a glance.

Other Resources

Dairy Australia is only one source of market research information for the dairy industry. There is a myriad of global organisations who can help you with specific industry research. Listed below are some other organisations that may be able to assist you further.


Australian government resources and assistance for exporters. Austrade contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The ABS purpose is to inform Australia's important decisions by partnering and innovating to deliver relevant, trusted, objective data, statistics and insights.

Australian Government grants

Locate the grants and assistance programmes most relevant to your business.  Grants are available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. Search through a wide variety of grants in many categories.


An online government resource for the Australian business community offering simple and convenient access to all government information, assistance, forms and services. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

Central Intelligence Agency (US Gov) World Fact Book 

The World Fact Book provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. 

Department of Agriculture (US Gov)

The Economic Research Service provides key indicators, outlook analysis, and a wealth of data on the U.S. food and agricultural system. Along with information on farming practices, structure, and performance, ERS produces data on such diverse topics as farm and rural households, commodity markets, food marketing, agricultural trade, diet and health, food safety, food and nutrition assistance programs, natural resources and the environment, and the rural economy.

UN Comtrade Database

Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables.

The Economist

The research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper. They assist businesses, financial firms and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed. 

Euromonitor (login required)

International market research services and reports (subscription service)

Export Council of Australia

Supporting international business and educates and assists Australian companies to take on the world. The ECA has the development of Australia’s resources via the promotion of Australian industry in international markets.

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

Industry-led, not-for-profit organisation focused on growing the share of Australian food in the global marketplace, working with the food and Agribusiness industry.

International Chamber of Commerce (CC)

The world’s largest business organisation working to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation to accelerate inclusive and sustainable growth.


IRI integrates the world’s largest set of otherwise disconnected purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data to help CPG, retail, over-the-counter health care and media companies grow their businesses.


Sort through the data and deliver accurate, up-to-date information on companies, industries and countries across the world. 


Global business data, analysis & research services. Consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources

World Bank (UN)

Country and global data.


Industry gold standard for new product trends and innovation. With global coverage of the key new products launched, access the highest level of data granularity, local market knowledge and in-depth analysis.


Consumer studies in more than 100 countries with a complete view of trends and habits on a global scale.

Please note: Dairy Australia does not partner with or promote any of the organisations listed above. The summary above is to help you continue the journey.