Hong Kong is Western Australia’s 4th largest merchandise export market. Western Australia exported A$7.0 billion of merchandise to Hong Kong in 2018, with the top exports being gold, iron ore, diamonds, pearls, gold coin and crustaceans. Hong Kong is Western Australia’s largest export market for gold.
Hong Kong is Western Australia’s 18th largest source of merchandise imports. Western Australia imported A$354 million of merchandise from Hong Kong in 2018, with the top imports being gold (further refined and re-exported), photosensitive semiconductor devices and light emitting diodes, and tantalum.
Hong Kong is Australia’s 12th largest source of foreign direct investment (A$16.3 billion in 2018), while Hong Kong is the 10th largest destination for Australia’s direct investment abroad (A$5.2 billion in 2018).
Western Australia had over 25,000 visitors and almost 1,700 students from Hong Kong in 2018. For Western Australian tourists, Hong Kong is the 16th most popular overseas tourism destination, with 18,000 Western Australians visiting Hong Kong in 2017-18.
Hong Kong people reside in Western Australia. In 2016, 6,000 Western Australian residents were born in Hong Kong.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation supports Western Australia’s investment and trade with Hong Kong through its Shanghai Office, which was established in 1996.