TRADE MATTERS 2012 Queensland – state trade with the world

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Ship Ikan Karau at dockQueensland is Australia's top coal exporter. The state has world-class expertise in mining operations and related services and technologies. Queensland's highquality and significant coal reserves have attracted the interest of a number of international investors. Queensland is a world-class tourist destination with strength across a range of industries, including food and agriculture, and education and training.

About Queensland

Queensland's goods and services exports were valued at $60 billion in 2011, growing on average 7 per cent every year for the last five years. Key exports for Queensland in 2011 were coal, recreational travel, beef and education-related travel. The state accounted for 20 per cent of Australia's total exports in 2011.

2010-11 economic indicators

Why Queensland trades

How the Australian Government encourages Queensland's trade

The Australian Government is helping Queensland exporters to become even more competitive by further reforming the domestic economy. The Government is investing in skills, education, the National Broadband Network and other infrastructure, as well as engaging in tax reform and cutting regulatory red tape.

The Government is also working to increase market access and improve conditions for exporters overseas by advancing multilateral trade liberalisation through the World Trade Organization, facilitating greater regional trade, and removing bilateral trade barriers.

Queensland and Australia's FTAs

Information and contacts

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Advancing Australia's interests overseas

DFAT state office contact details
07 3405 4799

State government contact

Information for new and existing exporters
13 28 78

Australia's Free Trade Agreements

Australia Unlimited
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade