A place to trade:the engine room of Australia’s economy
Western Australia has an export-oriented economy specialising in minerals, oil and gas and agriculture. The capital city, Perth, is a global resources hub that supports Western Australia’s resources industry with a growing mining and petroleum equipment and technology services industry.
The State accounted for more than 40% of Australia’s merchandise exports in 2015, including large shares of national exports to China, representing 67% of total Australian exports, Japan (42%) and Korea (40%).
China was the State’s largest export market in 2015, accounting for A$54.1billion, which was 53% of total exports, followed by Japan A$16.7billion, 16%.
Likewise in the agricultural sector the main export markets are in Asia.
Our trade focus is to promote the introduction of Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS); energy-related Petroleum Equipment, Technology and Services (PETS) and specialist agri-food and wine products and services into the European market.
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Western Australia Government: Department of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Premier and Cabinet
Department of State Development, Tourism WA, The University of Western Australia, Australian Marine Complex, Small Business Development Corporation, Department of Training and Workforce Development, Department of Health, Elyse Marks Imaging