Location is everything.
Australia gives exporters easy and preferential access to the established and emerging markets of the Asia-Pacific. Our proximity to, and integration with these fast growing markets is supported by a network of 14 free trade agreements, including 11 in the Asia-Pacific, covering around 70 per cent of trade.
Australia has developed a competitive edge in a range of goods and services, from high technology products such as medical and scientific equipment through to award-winning wine and processed food. Major services exports include education, tourism, professional and technical services, and telecommunication, computer and information services.
Our natural resources are in high demand from around the Asia-Pacific, while our education, tourism and other professional services are driving economic growth and Australia’s reputation as the land of plenty.
Australia is one of the most globalised countries in the world according to the KOF Globalisation Index, and we rank second in the Asia-Pacific.
Twelve of our 15 largest export markets are in Asia, generating around A$357 billion in 2018–19. This represents more than three-quarters of Australia’s current export earnings. Other top export destinations include US (4th), India (5th), New Zealand (6th) and UK (9th).
Seamless travel and trade across our border in 2019.
- 206k flights
- 42.5 million passengers
- 1.1 million tonnes of freight
Top exports to Asia and Oceania
- Agribusiness and food
- Defence and advanced manufacturing
- Digital technologies