Singapore is Western Australia’s 5th largest merchandise export market. Western Australia exported A$6.2 billion of merchandise to Singapore in 2018, with the top exports being petroleum, gold, ships, boats and floating structures, iron ore and diamonds. Singapore is Western Australia’s largest export market for ships, boats and floating structures.
Singapore is Western Australia’s 6th largest source of merchandise imports. Western Australia imported A$2.4 billion of merchandise from Singapore in 2018, with the top imports being refined petroleum oil, residual petroleum products, and industrial machinery and equipment.
Singapore is Australia’s 9th largest source of foreign direct investment (A$28.0 billion in 2018), while Singapore is the 5th largest destination for Australia’s direct investment abroad (A$24.4 billion in 2018).
Western Australia had almost 100,000 visitors and over 1,400 students from Singapore in 2018. Singapore is Western Australia’s 3rd largest market for international visitors. For Western Australian tourists, Singapore is the 4th most popular overseas destination, with 70,000 Western Australians visiting Singapore in 2017-18.
Singaporean people reside in Western Australia. In 2016, 15,000 Western Australian residents were born in Singapore.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation supports Western Australia’s investment and trade with Singapore through its Singapore Office, which was established in 2012.