Tasmania’s exports at record high

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ International Merchandise Exports data shows Tasmania exported a record $3.8 billion in goods and produce in the year to February 2019.

Over the period, export growth remained strong, increasing 10.8 per cent compared to the previous year.

China, including Hong Kong, remains the number one destination for Tasmanian exporters, consuming more the $1.26 billion in goods over the year, with Japan second at $346 million and Malaysia third at $340 million.

With more than 80 per cent of Tasmania’s international exports in Asian markets it is vital that we maintain and enhance our connections with this key market which is why the Government led a Trade and Investment Mission to Japan in March 2019.

These figures yet again confirm Tasmania has what the world wants, and the Government, through the recently released Tasmanian Trade Strategy, will continue to invest to open new markets and opportunities for our exporters.

Source: Tasmanian Government