Singapore is Western Australia’s sixth largest export market, accounting for 2.2 per cent of the state’s total exports in 2016-17.
Western Australia’s biggest exports to Singapore are crude petroleum and gold. Western Australia’s crude petroleum exports to Singapore are refined and imported back into the State. Exports of gold jumped dramatically in 2013-14 after Singapore launched an exchange-traded gold contract on the Singapore Exchange.
Western Australia and Singapore have developed strong bonds over many years, and Perth is a popular study, tourism and migration destination for Singaporeans.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation supports Western Australia’s Trade Office in Singapore.