We have an ongoing commitment to investigating and reporting on issues of importance to small business. Many of our members own or work for or advise small businesses. Through the small business survey, we aim to provide research to inform the decisions of small business owners, advisers to small business and policy makers.

2018 results

CPA Australia’s tenth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey found that overall, small business conditions were slightly weaker in 2018 than in 2017. These conditions are likely to continue into 2019, with small business confidence also being slightly weaker in 2019. Global trade tensions appear to be the primary reason for the weakening in confidence.

Full report

Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey 2018 (PDF)

Survey results by market

Hong Kong

Mainland China 


Past survey results