India is Western Australia’s 6th largest merchandise export market. Western Australia exported A$3.4 billion of merchandise to India in 2018, with the top exports being petroleum, gold, alumina, iron ore and copper ore. India is Western Australia’s 3rd largest export market for copper ore.
India is Western Australia’s 16th largest source of merchandise imports. Western Australia imported A$420 million of merchandise from India in 2018, with the top imports being refined petroleum oil, base metal manufactures, and industrial machinery and equipment.
India is Australia’s 28th largest source of foreign direct investment (A$949 million in 2018), while India is the 15th largest destination for Australia’s direct investment abroad (A$1.6 billion in 2018).
Western Australia had over 30,000 visitors and over 8,000 students from India in 2018. India is Western Australia’s 2nd largest market for international students. For Western Australian tourists, India is the 14th most popular overseas destination, with 19,000 Western Australians visiting India in 2017-18.
Indian people reside in Western Australia. 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.