India is Western Australia’s eighth largest export market. India is also the state’s largest market for international students, accounting for over 13 per cent of all international student commencements in Western Australia in 2015.
India was Western Australia’s largest gold export market from 2003‑04 until overtaken by Hong Kong in 2012‑13. In 2009‑10, the value of gold exports to India from Western Australia was $7.1 billion, but fell to $240 million in 2013‑14 after India placed restrictions on gold imports. In 2015‑16, the value of Western Australia’s gold exports to India was $686 million.
India is also a market for the state’s agricultural products and is the state’s second largest market for wool, processed oats and peas.
The Department of State Development supports Western Australia’s Trade Office in Mumbai.