Queensland’s top five customers – China has taken top spot from Japan in recent years

Earlier this month, the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office released a useful set of trade reports on Queensland’s trade with international economies. In our merchandise exports data (see chart below), it’s not surprising to see the importance of China, which has overtaken Japan as the number one destination for Queensland’s exports in recent years. Coal, other minerals and metals make up the bulk of our exports to China and Hong Kong (see Table 3 of the China and Hong Kong report).

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