Hong Kong is Western Australia’s sixth largest merchandise export market. Western Australia exported A$3.9 billion of goods to Hong Kong in 2019, with the top exports being gold, iron ore, diamonds and pearls. Hong Kong is Western Australia’s second largest export market for gold and third largest export market for diamonds and pearls.
Hong Kong is Western Australia’s fiftieth largest source of merchandise imports. Western Australia imported A$27 million of goods from Hong Kong in 2019, with the top imports being diamonds, pearls, jewellery and non-ferrous base metals.
Hong Kong is Australia’s eleventh largest source of foreign direct investment (A$16.1 billion in 2019) and is the seventh largest destination for Australia’s direct investment abroad (A$7.6 billion in 2019).
In 2019, Western Australia had 31,600 visitors and 1,389 students from Hong Kong. For Western Australian tourists, Hong Kong is the seventeenth most popular overseas tourism destination, with 16,000 Western Australians visiting Hong Kong in 2018.
Western Australia has a growing Hong Konger community. In 2016, 6,000 Western Australian residents were born in Hong Kong.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation supports Western Australia’s investment and trade with Hong Kong through its Shanghai Office, which was established in 1996.