India rise drives Queensland’s export growth

Exports to India from Queensland boost economyA recent visit to India by the Premier supercharged exports to India and return investment in Queensland.

India is an important partner for Queensland, and the Government has worked hard to deepen the trading relationship.

Over the last two years export sales to India have increased by $2.2 billion or almost 50%. In the 12 months to January 2017, Queensland exports to India were valued at $6.9 billion compared to $4.7 billion for the 12 months ending January 2015.

India is now the third most valuable export market for Queensland, following China ($13.3 billion) and Japan ($8.7 billion), but ahead of Korea ($6.7 billion).

India is the largest member of the Commonwealth, and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games provide an important opportunity to showcase Queensland – its produce, its ingenuity and its people.

The Premier would be undertaking meetings with key Indian-based businesses, including the leadership of Adani, which is developing the $21 billion Carmichael Coal mine-rail-port project in regional Queensland.

The Carmichael Coal project promises to provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs in regional Queensland.  The Premier is determined to maximise the benefit of this project for Queensland communities and the state economy.

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