Western Australia's economy and international trade

Research and analysis
This page contains the WA Economic Profile and other publications on WA's major industries and international trade.
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Western Australia's economy is export-oriented, with around half of Australia's exports of goods originating from the state each year, including minerals, petroleum, agri-food and specialised manufactured goods. WA also attracts many international visitors and students. These export industries support employment across the WA economy. 

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation publishes the following profiles on WA's economy, international trade and major industries:

  • the monthly WA Economic Profile (Japanese language version is also available)
  • the bi-annual WA Trade Profiles
  • monthly profiles of WA's iron ore, LNG and battery minerals industries (industries that are major contributors to the state's investment and exports).

These documents can be accessed below. Please contact Economic Analysis for editorial inquiries or subscribe to the monthly economic profile updates.