Resources Sector Drives Queensland Exports To New Record

Queensland has produced another export record in the 12 months ending in April, with resource exports delivering more than $65 billion of the $85.2 billion.

Coal remains the state’s number one export and is growing, increasing by almost $4 billion to $36.5 billion in the 12 months ending in April and doubling over the last four years.

China was Queensland’s largest export destination over the period, with $28.5 billion – an increase of $7.1 billion from the year to April 2018.

Japan was the state’s second largest export destination with $12.2 billion, representing an increase of $372.9 million.