Australia world map

Trade in Australia

Australia was the world’s 21st largest exporter of goods and 28th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $344 and $44.5 billion USD respectively. Australia’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by agricultural products, and manufactures. In 2020, Australia’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, Japan and the Republic of Korea , with trade representing 44.23 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Australia is the world’s 25th largest importer of goods and 31st largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $261 and $37.9 billion USD respectively in 2021. Australia’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, the United States and Japan. Australia is part of 17 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand, Australia – Chile and Australia – China.
Regional Trade Agreements Database

General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Commonwealth of Australia





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

common law system based on the English model


English (de facto)

Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Australian dollar

Exchange Rate

Google Finance Currencies

GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • ABN AMRO Bank NV Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia - SWIFT: ABNAAU2B

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Adelaide - Adelaide, Australia - SWIFT: ANZBAU5AXXX

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Brisbane - Brisbane, Australia - SWIFT: ANZBAU4BXXX

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia - SWIFT: ANZBAU3MXXX

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Perth - Perth, Australia - SWIFT: ANZBAU6PXXX

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Sydney - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: ANZBAU2SXXX

  • Banco Santander S.A. - Sydnery, Australia - SWIFT: BSCHAU2S

  • Bank of America NA Sydney - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: BOFAAUSX

  • Bank of China Australia Limited - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: BKCHAU2A

  • Bank of China Haymarket - Haymarket, Australia - SWIFT: BKCHAU2S

  • Bank of China Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia - SWIFT: BKCHAU2S

  • Bank of China Parramatta - Parramatta, Australia - SWIFT: BKCHAU2S

  • Bank of China Sydney - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: BKCHAU2S

  • Bankwest - Perth, Australia - SWIFT: BKWAAU6P

  • Beirut Hellenic Bank Ltd - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: LIKIAU2S

  • -BNP Paribas Sydney - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: BNPAAU2S

  • Citibank NA Sydney - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: CITIAUSX

  • China Construction Bank Corp Sydney - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: PCBCAU2S

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: CTBAAU2SITS

  • Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., Sidney, Australia - SWIFT: RABOAUSS

  • HSBC Bank Australia Limited - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: HKBAAU2S

  • ICBC Sydney - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: ICBKAU2S

  • National Australia Bank Limited - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: NATAAU3302S

  • Rabobank Limited, Sidney, Australia - SWIFT: RABOAU2B

  • Societe Generale Australia - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: SOGEAU2B

  • Westpac Banking Corporation - Sydney, Australia - SWIFT: WPACAU2S

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Australian Trade Commission

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]
  • Global Victoria

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]


  • Textile, Clothing Footwear Resource Centre WA Inc

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]

Government MSME Agency

  • International Trade Remedies Advisor for SMEs

Copyright Offices

  • Attorney-General’s Department

Industrial Property Offices

  • IP Australia

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
    Phone: +(61 2) 6272 3933

    GPO Box 858

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • WTO TBT Enquiry Point
    Office of Trade Negotiations
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Phone: Tel: + (61 2) 6261 1111

    Canberra A.C.T

    [email protected]

Additional Information

ePing alert

Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

Trade Information Portal

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Find a concise overview of key aspects of international trade for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises with our Businesses & Entrepreneurs Guides.

Policymakers & Researchers

Find a concise overview of key aspects of trade and MSME-related policymaking with our dedicated library of Policymakers & Researchers Guides.

Global Trade Helpdesk Organization Logo

Simplify your market research with an integrated source of trade intelligence, for firms of all sizes, even the smallest. The Global Trade Helpdesk, an initiative by the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Trade Organization, provides market intelligence for companies looking to trade in an easy-to-use online tool.