Victoria's principal goods trading partners
- United States
- New Zealand
Education: 161,852 overseas enrolments; Tourism: 1,760,000 visitors
Gateways to the global marketplace: As a trading nation surrounded by ocean, Australia relies on its seaports to facilitate our international trade in goods. Over 80 per cent of Australia's exports and imports pass through one of the country's many seaports – over one billion tonnes in 2011. That's heavier than 18,000 Sydney Harbour Bridges!
As Australia's mining and commodities boom continues, our ports are busier than ever. They provide jobs both in the ports themselves and in the surrounding communities.
Port of Melbourne
Total tonnage: 25,160,904
Exports (11,375,027 tonnes): wool, meat; milk & cream; alcoholic beverages; motor vehicles
Imports (13,785,877 tonnes): motor vehicle parts; motor vehicles; pharmaceuticals; petroleum; telecommunications products
Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest container and general cargo port.
2011 TOP 5 EXPORTS goods & services
- education-related travel A$4.6b
- recreational travel A$2.4b
- wool A$1.5b
- aluminium A$1.2b
- milk, cream, whey & yoghurt A$1b
2011 TOP 5 IMPORTS goods & services
- recreational travel A$5.4b
- passenger motor vehicles A$4.6b
- crude petroleum A$4.5b
- refined petroleum A$2.6b
- freight transport A$2.4b