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Department of State Growth

Export Overview

Tasmania’s export sector is critical to our State’s economic future and growth. Our products and services are in demand both nationally and internationally. In the year to June 2018, the nominal value of Tasmania’s merchandise exports reached $3.68 billion, an increase of 33 per cent compared to the previous year. Key international markets are located in Asia and include China/Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. Outside Asia, the USA continues to be a valuable market for Tasmania’s products and services. The top five goods exported based on value are currently:

  • processed metals and metal products
  • ores and concentrates
  • meat products
  • seafood products
  • wood and paper products.

Tourism and international education lead our service exports.

Tasmania's trade interests are currently supported by a number of free trade agreements (FTAs) to which the Australian Government is a signatory, including agreements with China, Japan, Singapore, the United States, Malaysia, New Zealand and Korea. Multi-lateral agreements also provide significant market access packages for Tasmanian exporters.