Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

5 February 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Trade

Tasmania’s exports continue to grow strongly

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ International Merchandise Exports data shows that exports during the 2018 calendar year were the highest since the ABS series began and export growth remains strong, increasing 14.6 per cent compared to the previous year.

In the year to December 2018 Tasmania exported more than $3.78 billion in goods and produce.

China, including Hong Kong, remains the number one destination for Tasmanian exporters, consuming more the $1.2 billion in goods over the year to December 2018, while Malaysia was second with $358 million, and Japan third with $347 million.

Leading Tasmanian export sectors were metal and mining industries, followed by our world class agricultural products.

The figures prove that Tasmania has what the world wants, and the Tasmanian Government will continue to invest to open new markets and opportunities for Tasmania’s exporters.

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