Malaysia was Western Australia’s 12th largest merchandise export market in 2017-18. Malaysia was also the state’s 2nd largest market for international visitors, and 3rd largest market for international students in 2017.
Mineral and petroleum commodities accounted for 93 per cent of Western Australia’s merchandise exports to Malaysia in 2017-18. Malaysia was Western Australia’s 2nd largest export market for mineral sands and lithium in 2017-18.
Other major commodity exports to Malaysia are petroleum, alumina/bauxite and nickel.
Malaysia was also a market for the state’s agricultural and food products. The main exports were wheat, oats, lamb, carrots and turnips in 2016-17.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation supports Western Australia’s trade to Malaysia through its Office in Singapore.