Internet orders received by Australian businesses jumped 15 per cent in 2009-10 worth just under $143 billion, new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show.
The retail industry had the fifth highest amount of orders, with wholesale trade and manufacturing businesses receiving the most at 40 per cent.
Large business are the most likely to be found online, ninety-four per cent had a web presence, while companies employing up to four people were least likely with only one third found on the internet.
Close to half of Australian businesses reported plans to innovate or develop new or improved goods, services and methods.
The ABS data reveals 74 per cent of large businesses were more likely to innovate compared to 36 per cent of small businesses.