India is Western Australia’s eleventh largest merchandise export market. Western Australia exported A$2.6 billion of goods to India in 2018-19, with the top exports being petroleum, gold, alumina, iron ore and copper ore.
India is Western Australia’s sixteenth largest source of merchandise imports. Western Australia imported A$359 million of goods from India in 2018-19, with the top imports being base metal manufactures, refined petroleum oil, and industrial machinery and equipment.
India is Australia’s twenty-eighth largest source of foreign direct investment (A$949 million in 2018), while India is the fifteenth largest destination for Australia’s direct investment abroad (A$1.6 billion in 2018).
From India, Western Australia had 31,000 visitors in 2018-19 and 8,000 students in 2018. India is Western Australia’s second largest market for international students. For Western Australian tourists, India is the thirteenth most popular overseas destination, with 20,000 Western Australians visiting India in 2018.
Western Australia has a growing Indian community. In 2016, 69,000 Western Australian residents had Indian ancestry and 49,000 were born in India.
Western Australia has had a Sister-State Relationship with Andhra Pradesh since 2016, committing to work together in mining, mining services, agriculture, fisheries, energy, and education and training.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation supports Western Australia’s investment and trade with India through its Mumbai Office, which was established in 1996.