Department of State Development

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.


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

Julia Zhu - Senior Investment Manager - South Australia
Australian Trade Commission/Australian Consulate - General Shanghai Commercial Section
Suite 2101, CITIC Square
1168 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai 200041
Phone +86 21 6103 5611
Fax +86 21 6321 1222
Mobile +86 135 0179 2203

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


Rahul Ranjan - Investment Manager - South Australia
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Australian Consulate General, Crescenzo 
10th floor, A wing, G Block, C- 38 & 39
Bandra Kurla Complex 
Mumbai 400 051
Phone +91 22 6116 7116
Fax +91 22 6116 7105
Mobile +91 7506377355


Adil Akbar - Business Development Manager
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Australian High Commission,
6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Phone +60 3 2782 5619
Fax +60 3 2141 8592


Abby Chan
Investment and Trade Manager, South Australia
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
25 Napier Road
Singapore 258507
Phone +65 6418 8414
Fax +65 6734 4265


Laddawan Tantisantiwong - Investment and Trade Manager - South Australia
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Australian Embassy
37 South Sathorn Road,
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Phone +66 2 696 4826
Fax +66 2 696 4801
Mobile +66 87 798 5331

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