Singapore was Western Australia’s fifth largest export market, accounting for four per cent of the State’s exports in 2017-18.
Western Australia’s biggest exports to Singapore were petroleum and gold in 2017-18. Crude petroleum produced in Western Australia is sent to Singapore for refining and imported back into the State. Exports of gold jumped in 2013-14 after Singapore launched an exchange-traded gold contract on the Singapore Exchange.
Western Australia and Singapore have developed strong connections over many years, and Perth is a popular study, tourism and migration destination for Singaporeans.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) supports Western Australia’s Trade Office in Singapore.