Demand for Australian-made products increased in 2020 - Remarkable Humans

Demand for Australian-made products increased in 2020

Roy Morgan Australian Made Country of Origin – May 2021

Demand for Australian-made products increased in 2020, and is expected to grow.

The latest consumer research data from Roy Morgan shows the preference for Australian-made goods increased 6% in 2020, over the previous year, with 93% of Australians affirming they are more likely to buy products made in Australia.

Roy Morgan Chief Executive Officer, Michele Levine, said Australian-made goods enjoyed a surge in popularity in 2020 as COVID-19 restricted international travel.

Ms Levine said, “Australian-made products have experienced a surge in popularity during 2020 with a large majority of 93% of Australians more likely to buy a product that is ‘made in Australia’, up 6% points from 2019. Less than 1% of Australians say they are less likely to buy a product that is ‘made in Australia’ unchanged on a year ago.

The closure of international borders and restrictions on travel around the world appears to have helped increase support for Australian-made goods.

Although the preference for Australian-made goods is very high across all age groups, it is Baby Boomers (96%) and Generation X (94%) who are even more likely to prefer Australian-made products than other generations.

Australian Made Logo

Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said Roy Morgan’s latest research comes as no surprise.

Mr Lazzaro said, “Australia’s over-reliance on imported products has been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research shows Australians are placing priority on manufacturing self-sufficiency and job creation along with a renewed appetite to address the imbalance between locally made and imported products to ensure Australia’s long-term prosperity.

When you buy Australian-Made, Australian Grown products, you know what you are getting - products made to the highest of manufacturing standards and grown in our clean, green environment. At the same time, you are helping to support our manufacturing industry, create Aussie jobs and give back to local communities.

Want to make sure you are purchasing 100% Australian-Made goodies online? Read our how to tracking guide here.

Almost all Australians (99%) are aware of the Australian Made logo. 97% of Australians also associate the iconic kangaroo logo with the support of local jobs and employment opportunities, 95% with safe and high-quality products, 89% with the use of ethical labour and 78% with sustainability.

Remarkable Humans’ partnership with Australian Made Campaign as a Retail Supporter demonstrates our commitment to supporting our local communities and helping Aussies shop for Australian-made products and gifts.

Commonwealth Bank Consumer Insights

In the inaugural edition of the CommBank Consumer Insights Report, conducted in January 2021, the research shows more Australians are choosing to shop locally, supporting local online retailers and manufacturers.

Commonwealth Bank’s Executive Manager, Consumer and Diversified Industries, Jerry Macey, said: “It’s great to see consumers supporting local Australian businesses. We’ve seen Aussie businesses adapting to consumers’ changing needs and their customers have noticed. There is goodwill among customers and an overall perception that the retail experience has improved across online, in-store and delivery services.”

The report shows one in four consumers have increased their online purchases, with the biggest change in online shoppers’ activities during the pandemic being an increase in purchases made from Australian online retailers.

Buy Aussie Products Online

When we launched Remarkable Humans marketplace in 2020, we knew there was a need to bring great Australian-made products together online, all in one store.

We wanted to offer our customers an easy shopping experience, tailored to their preference for buying Australian-made products. And to do this we also knew the importance of working with like-minded people in order to build a successful business. 

We love being the online marketplace of choice for our ever-growing curation of great brands made in Australia. Our selection includes everything from Aussie skincare and beauty products, to locally made food and drinks, and everything in between

We’re proud of the partnerships we have formed and the community spirit we share in helping each other grow.

  • We love Australian Made gifts
  • We appreciate the great quality our local manufacturers and makers can produce
  • We are passionate about supporting Australian businesses and communities

So, if you’d like to help us make a difference to the lives and livelihoods of Aussies around the country, browse our curated marketplace and buy a quality Australian-made product today.