India is Western Australia’s 8th largest merchandise export market. India is also the state’s largest market for international students, accounting for 15 per cent of all international students enrolled in Western Australia in 2017.
Western Australia’s main commodity exports to India are gold, alumina and petroleum. India was Western Australia’s largest gold export market from 2003-04 until overtaken by Hong Kong (SAR of China) in 2012-13.
India is also a market for the state’s agricultural and food products and is the state’s largest market for chickpeas and second largest market for wool.
In December 2016, the Governments of the states of Western Australia and Andhra Pradesh committed to working together in mining, agriculture, energy and education in the signing of a new Sister State Agreement.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation supports Western Australia’s Trade Office in Mumbai.