India is Western Australia’s eleventh largest merchandise export market. Western Australia exported A$1.7 billion of goods to India in 2019, with the top exports being petroleum, alumina and gold.
India is Western Australia’s fifteenth largest source of merchandise imports. Western Australia imported A$434 million of goods from India in 2019, with the top imports being refined petroleum oil, base metal manufactures and industrial machinery and equipment.
India is Australia’s twenty-sixth largest source of foreign direct investment (A$1.1 billion in 2019) and is the sixteenth largest destination for Australia’s direct investment abroad (A$1.9 billion in 2019).
In 2019, Western Australia had 31,000 visitors and 8,913 students from India. India is Western Australia’s 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.