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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Queensland's exports boom again

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    Queensland's exports boom again

    Another month, another record for Queensland export.

    Figures for October show Queensland exports jumped a massive 20.6% or $3.7 billion in the year to October.

    In the 12 months to October, Queensland merchandise exports totalled $79.3 billion.

    The Premier said it is a proud achievement for Queensland.

    “Once again, Queensland exports more than New South Wales and Victoria combined,” the Premier said.

    “Exports mean jobs. This is a tremendous Christmas present for our state.”

    The figures came through as the Premier joined Sun Metals in Townsville announcing a $300 million expansion creating more than 350 jobs in construction and 100 in on-going refinery work.

    It was as a result of the Premier’s Trade Mission to South Korea.

    Export prices for Queensland’s two most valuable exports – coal and LNG – have increased substantially over the past two years.

    Beef exports are also up $288 million over the year to October.

    ENDS

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