What we export and import

Goods exports

In the year to May 2021, the total value of the Territory’s goods exports was $9.7 billion. Japan was the largest export market for the Territory ($3.5 billion), followed by China ($2.4 billion) and Taiwan ($863 million).

Main commodities exported from the Territory were confidential items (most likely liquefied natural gas) (83%), metalliferous ores and metal scrap (9.5%) and live animals (5.8%).

For more information, go to the Northern Territory Economy website.

Service exports

The Territory’s service exports totalled $684 million in 2019-20. The major components of the Territory’s international service exports include personal travel services.

Goods imports

In the year to May 2021, the total value of the Territory’s goods imports was $1.1 billion. The largest import markets were Malaysia ($274 million), Japan ($131 million) and Singapore ($110 million).

Main commodities imported to the Territory were petroleum and petroleum-related products (41.2%), road vehicles (21.4%) and confidential items (8.0%).

For more information, go to the Northern Territory Economy website.

Service imports

The Territory’s service imports totalled $461 billion in 2019-20. The major components of the Territory’s international service imports include personal travel services and freight services.

For more information on international trade, go to the Northern Territory Economy website.

Page last updated 8 March 2022