ANZ Privately-Owned Business Barometer

Growth is knocking at the door, how will you answer?

The vast majority of respondents to this year's ANZ Privately-Owned Business Barometer expect to prosper over the next 12 months, and even more are confident about the next three years. The question is, how will that optimism be converted to sustainable growth? That is, growth that provides benefits both now and in the long run?

This year's ANZ Barometer holds three distinctive keys for business owners wanting to build a sustainable growth platform.

For small-to-medium and commercial businesses, these include:

  • Scale and collaboration
  • Inspiration and planning
  • Investment.

For agribusiness and farmers, these include:

  • Profitability and scale
  • People and planning
  • Investment.

To find out how these keys can help you unlock the real benefit that growth brings, download one of the Key Insight reports below:

ANZ Privately-Owned Business Barometer events

We will be hosting ANZ Barometer events around the country which will delve into these results in more detail. If you would like to attend one of these events, please register your interest with your ANZ Relationship Manager or ANZ Rural Manager, or email

ANZ Acquisition Insight

With business confidence up, we’re seeing more interest in business acquisitions. Owners of mature businesses with an appetite for growth say that compared to starting a business from scratch, the right acquisition may deliver faster and with greater certainty of results. However all acquisitions involve risk. Acquisition Insights explores the case for making an acquisition and highlights the risks that need to be managed to do so successfully.  

Red Meat Sector Insights 2014 

In a sector perceived to be in decline, we found a surprising level of positivity and self-belief among sheep and beef farmers. Red Meat Sector Insights explores attitudes evident in the ANZ Barometer that are underpinning confidence and supporting investment decisions to boost productivity and profit. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact your ANZ Relationship Manager or ANZ Rural Manager, or email

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