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 accounts for around one quarter of Australia's wine exports by volume, which were valued at A$506 million in 2015-16 (preliminary).


NSW leads Australia's tourism industry in international and domestic visitors, expenditure and overnight stays. The state welcomed more than 32 million international and domestic overnight visitors in 2015-16, who stayed 180 million nights and spent A$25.5 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.

There were more than 240,000 international student enrolments from around 150 countries  in NSW's universities, schools and colleges in 2015.


NSW has the largest manufacturing sector in Australia, contributing more than $32.9 billion to the state's economy in 2015-16. 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, architecture, banking, education, financial services, legal, management consulting and computer system design. Over 95% of international banks operating in Australia are headquartered in Sydney, while NSW is home to 44% of the top 500 enterprises in Australia and 39% of Australian businesses operating in ICT industries.