Exporting is a critical component of South Australia’s economy.

Our commercial ports provide a gateway to the world and are equipped to handle a range of containerised and bulk cargoes.

Adelaide Airport has international services connecting Adelaide with all the major Asian hubs, as well as Europe and the US.

South Australia’s export performance has been gathering momentum since the Global Financial Crisis.

Recently, our export performance has seen strong growth in the value of wheat, metal ores and refined copper.

In the year to November 2013, South Australia’s export goods were worth $11.3 billion, a 5.1% increase on the previous 12 months.

India, China and Malaysia continue to grow strongly as markets for South Australian exports.

Key export markets

South Australia's traditional export strengths are in wine, cereals, meat and automotive manufacturing.

These are now being augmented by exports of minerals, scrap metal and metal ores, and information technology products and services.

With almost half of our exports going to the Asia Pacific, the world’s fastest growing region, South Australia is a strategically positioned export base.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, provides facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 240 countries and economies, some are listed below.

Austrade also has an extensive list of country and industry market information. The profiles cover political and economic conditions and list the principle commodities exported to and imported from Australia.

Overseas representatives

The South Australian Government has commercial representation in key target markets. Our overseas staff members provide export assistance to South Australian businesses and help attract business investment and migration to the State.

Hong Kong

Alice Jim - South Australian Business Development Manager
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Hong Kong Office
Australian Consulate General
Room 2404, 24/F., Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road
Wanchai, HONG KONG

Phone: +85 2 2588 5317
Fax: +85 2 2827 4145
Email: alice.jim@austrade.gov.au

China

Fion Jia - Deputy Representative
South Australian Government, Commercial Representative Office (Jinan)
Room 2115, 21st Floor, Liangyou Fulin Hotel,
5 Luoyuan Street, Jinan 250063
People's Republic of China

Phone: +86 531 8601 6567/8
Fax: +86 531 8601 6569
Email: fion.jia@sagov.org

 

United Kingdom & Europe

The Agent-General for South Australia
Australia Centre
Strand, London WC2B 4LG
UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: +44 20 7520 9100
Fax: +44 20 7520 9119
Email: info@south-aus.eu
Website: www.southaustraliagov.co.uk