Why Buy from NSW

New South Wales is a world-class economy where importers can acquire high-quality products and services from sectors across a wide range of industries, including (but not limited to) agribusiness, construction, education, information and communications technology (ICT), manufacturing, medicine and health, mining and energy, professional and financial services, and tourism.

We are determined to match buyers with the best local suppliers for everything from large infrastructure components to hearing aids.

To support this, we have established international offices around the world to encourage high-level investment in NSW.

A global buyer's market

Agriculture and food

NSW has a global reputation for producing high-quality, safe produce loved by consumers around the world and is one of Australia's largest markets for agriculture and food products. NSW also now accounts for more than 20 per cent of Australia's wine exports by volume, which are worth almost A$508 million annually.


NSW leads Australia's tourism industry in international visitors, expenditure and overnight stays. The state welcomed more than 28 million international and domestic visitors to year end September 2013, who stayed 155 million nights and spent A$21.6 billion. Tourism is a major driver of the NSW economy – the state's stunning landscapes and cultural richness have made it the number one Australian destination for international visitors.

International education and training

NSW's education and research sector plays a significant role in the economy. With 11 universities and a large number of scientific centres, NSW has excellent research capacity in areas such as clean energy, environmental management, food production, health, ICT and manufacturing. About 242,000 international students from more than 160 countries are studying in NSW's universities, schools and colleges.


NSW has the largest manufacturing sector in Australia, contributing $31 billion to the state's economy. The state is a leader in exporting medicinal and pharmaceutical products and professional and scientific equipment, and is developing strong manufacturing capabilities in burgeoning sectors such as renewable energy and sustainable building products. Regionally, mining, mining services and agriculture continue to play a vital role in the NSW economy.

Financial, professional and business services

NSW is renowned for its world-class professional services offerings, highlighting the state's strength in knowledge-based businesses such as accounting, advertising, banking, education, financial services, legal, management consulting and tourism. Over 90 per cent of international banks operating in Australia are headquartered in Sydney, and the city is home to more than 60 per cent of Australia's regional ICT headquarters and operations centres.