US$975.52mn
FDI from April 2000 to March 2021

US$989.57mn

Bilateral trade 2020-2021

496,000
Overseas Indians living in Australia

Resources

Major producer of agricultural commodities and premium food. Australia has abundant mineral and energy resources

Services and skills

Leading destination for international tourists and students in education, financial services and insurance and a host of other professional skills

Austrade

525 Indian companies’ access Australian technologies, products and expertise as well as seek Australian investments and partnerships through Austrade

Businesses

Australia features many innovative businesses offering products and services ranging from wines to fashion to consumer electronics to leisure to cater to a young population & discerning consumers.

ATC

Australian Trade Commission ( ATC) has embarked a very focused sector specific strategy to offer Australian technology, expertise & solutions for Indian businesses in the areas of Resources, Mining & Energy, Infrastructure, Building & Construction, Food & Beverage, Agri Business, ICT, Film, Media & Entertainment, Retail, Financial Services

India's Exports and Imports to Australia

Values in US $ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 2,782.13 3,262.98 2,957.79 4,012.32 3,520.44
2 %Growth 17.28 -9.35 35.65 -12.26
3 India’s Total Export 310,338.48 262,291.09 275,852.43 303,526.16 330,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.9 1.24 1.07 1.32 1.07
6 IMPORT 10,247.24 8,898.78 11,154.48 13,993.75 13,131.21
7 %Growth -13.16 25.35 25.45 -6.16
8 India’s Total Import 448,033.41 381,007.76 384,357.03 465,580.99 514,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 2.29 2.34 2.9 3.01 2.55
11 TOTAL TRADE 13,029.38 12,161.76 14,112.27 18,006.07 16,651.65
12 %Growth -6.66 16.04 27.59 -7.52
13 India’s Total Trade 758,371.89 643,298.84 660,209.46 769,107.15 844,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 1.72 1.89 2.14 2.34 1.97
16
TRADE BALANCE
17 India’s Trade Balance -137,694.93 -118,716.67 -108,504.60 -162,054.83 -184,000.33

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission

(+61) 2 6201 7611

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Levels 1-2, Nishi Building, 2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Austrade - Delhi Office

(+91) 11 4575 6200

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Australian High Commission 1/50 G, Shanti Path Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021 India

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

(+61) 2 62708000

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Commerce House Level 3, 24 Brisbane Avenue BARTON ACT 2600

Australian Industry Group

1300 55 66 77

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Ground Floor, 42 Macquarie St Barton ACT 2600

Australian Food and Grocery Council

(+61) 2 62731466

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Salvation Army Building 2-4 Brisbane Ave Barton ACT 2600 Australia

Association of Mining and Exploration Companies

(+61) 8 93205150

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6 Ord St West Perth WA 6005

High Commission of India Canberra, Australia

+61-2-62733999

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3 Moonah Place,
Yarralumla,
Australian Capital Territory – 2600

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Orange juice, frozen, unfermented & not cont. added spirit, whether or not … (200911)
    OTHER JUICES (200989)

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    Beer made from malt (220300)
    Liqueurs & cordials (220870)
    Sparkling wine of fresh grapes (220410)
    Waters, incl. min. waters & aerated waters, cont. added sugar/oth. sweeteni … (220210)
    Whiskies (220830)
    Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of >10 l (220429)
    Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of 2 l/less (220421)

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    Edible parts of plants, prepd./presvd., whether or not cont. added sugar/ot … (200899)
    Meat of swine (excl. carcasses/half-carcasses/hams/shoulders & cuts thereof ), froxen (020329)

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    Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in Ch.19, whethe … (190590)
    Sugar confectionery other than chewing gum (incl. white chocolate), not con … (170490)
    Sweet biscuits (190531)

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    Malt extract; oth. food preps. of flour/groats/meal/starch/malt extact [see … (190190)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)

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    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)
    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa, in blocks/slabs/bars, weighing 2k … (180631)
    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa, in blocks/slabs/bars, weighing 2k … (180632)
    Cocoa butter, fat & oil (180400)

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    Butter (040510)
    Cheese (excl. of 0406.10-0406.40) (040690)
    Fresh (unripened/uncured) cheese, incl. whey cheese, & curd (040610)
    Grated/powdered cheese, of all kinds (040620)
    Ice cream & oth. edible ice, whether or not cont. cocoa (210500)
    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, unsweetened, fat content by wt. >1 … (040221)
    Processed cheese, not grated/powdered (040630)

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    Pasta (excl. of 1902.11-1902.20) (190230)
    Uncooked pasta, not stuffed/othw. prepd., not cont. eggs (190219)

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    CARNATIONS (060312)
    CHRYSANTHEMUMS (060314)
    CUT FLOWERS AND FLOWER BUDS FRESH, DRIED, DYED, BLEACHED, IMPREGNATED OR OTHERWISE PREPARED OF LILIES (LILIUM SPP.) (060315)
    Roses (060311)

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    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Preparations for infant use, put up for rs (190110)
    Prepared foods obt. by the swelling/roasting of cereals/cereal prods. (190410)
    Sauces & preps. therefor, n.e.s.; mixed condiments & mixed seasonings, n.e. … (210390)
    Soups & broths & preps. therefor (210410)

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    Avocados, fresh/dried (080440)
    Fruit & nuts, n.e.s., uncooked/cooked by steaming/boiling in water, frozen, … (081190)
    Grapes, fresh (080610)
    Potatoes, prepd./presvd. othw. than by vinegar/acetic acid, frozen, other t … (200410)
    Tomatoes, prepd./presvd. othw. than by vinegar/acetic acid, whole/in pieces … (200210)
    Vegetable seeds, of a kind used for sowing (120991)

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    Crustacean preparations; shrimps and prawns, prepared
    or preserved, not in airtight containers
    (160521)
    Crustaceans, frozen, shrimps and prawns excluding cold-water varieties, in shell or not, cooked or not before or during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water
    (030617)
    Fish fillets; frozen, of fish n.e.c.
    in heading 0304.8 (030489)
    Fish preparations, tunas, skipjack and Atlantic
    bonito (sarda spp prepared or pr
    whole or in pieces (but not
    minced) (160414)
    Molluscs, cuttle fish and squid, whether
    in shell or not, frozen, dried,
    salted, in brine, or smoked, cooked
    or not before or during the
    smoking process (030749)

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    Nuts (excl. ground-nuts), incl. mixts., prepd./presvd., whether or not cont … (200819)

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    OTHER (200599)

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Employment Opportunities

*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian economy dominated by services sector, followed by industry and agriculture. Tourism is big business, especially in big towns and cities. Australia has work visas for: Skilled workers, working holiday makers, highly specialised workers,traineers short term, Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry, and Visas for Innovation.

    Acute shortage of arborists

    Australian farmers and food producers are recognized globally for their innovation, using technology to drive consistent productivity growth, develop better quality products and build globally competitive businesses. The country is one of the top-five producers of barley, oats, chickpeas, almonds, beef, sheep and wool

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, Australia

    Construction project manager, surveyor, architects, architectural draftsperson, plumbers, bricklayers, carpenters and joiners

    Shortages were reported for project manager, surveyor, architects only in Queensland and South Australia and demand for architectural draftspersons only in South Australia.

    Australia’s construction industry comprises 8% of the GDP. It is the third-largest employer in Australia, employing 9% of all workers.

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, Australia

    Mining engineers, aircraft maintenance engineer, civil engineering professionals, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer

    These shortages were reported in Northern Territory, Queensland and Tasmania but not in NSW, Victoria, South Australia.

    Electrical engineer shortage reported only in NSW, Norther Territory and Queensland, while shortage in mechanical engineer was witnessed only in New South Wales and South Australia, with other states reporting no shortages

    Large-scale infrastructure investment has signalled a boom time for jobs in the engineering sector

    Labour shortages have been reported frequently in the automotive trades since 2007, with shortages in some occupations persisting for decades.

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, AustraliaSkills Occupation List, AustraliaImmigration&Citizenship website

    Accountants, actuaries

    Employers in the Northern Territory experienced widespread shortages while shortages in Victoria were restricted to regional areas. Employers in South Australia experienced difficulties recruiting general or taxation accountants.

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, AustraliaSkills Occupation List, AustraliaImmigration&Citizenship website

    Doctors, nurses, radiologists, lab technicians, health worker, acupuncturist, ambulance officer, anaesthetist, audiologist, biochemist, biotechnologist, cardiac technician, cardiothoracic surgeon, chiropractor, clinical haemotologist, clinical psychologist, diagnostic radiographers

    Across Australia, skills shortages in healthcare and wellness continue to push up demand for workers in these sectors, particularly in regional areas. There is huge shortage of nurses, paramedics and health specialists in Australia –expected shortage of 100,000 nurses by 2025

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, AustraliaSkills Occupation List, AustraliaImmigration&Citizenship website

    Bakers, chefs, Shortages and pastry cooks

    These shortages were reported in NSW, regional Northern Territory, South Australia, and regional Western Australia

    Tourism has been identified as one of Australia’s ‘high-growth’ sectors over the next two decades, while employment in the hospitality sector is forecast to grow considerably over the next three years

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, AustraliaSkills Occupation List, AustraliaImmigration&Citizenship website

    Mining engineers

    The Australian mining industry dates back to the gold rushes of the 1850’s, making it one of the country’s most well-established sectors.The demand for geologists has picked up and is in high demand

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, Australia

    Early childhood teacher (pre-primary school), special education teacher

    Shortages for early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers were reported only in regional NSW and South Australia, with other states reporting no shortages. Further, shortages for Special Education Teachers were reported only for regional Queensland and Norther Territory).

    Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship, Australia
Minerals

priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Australia
  • Education services
  • Fertilizers
  • Wool
  • Copper
  • Non-monetary gold
  • Coal
India's top export to Australia
  • Passenger motor vehicle & machinery
  • Pearls
  • Gems and jewellery
  • Refined petroleum
  • Medicaments

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