Tasmanian Premier – Record Export Results
June 23, 2021
Guy Barnett, Minister of Commerce
Tasmania recorded its largest international merchandise trade in a 12-month period, confirming that the Tasmanian Liberal government’s plan to secure Tasmania’s future is working.
Preliminary ABS * export data for the year through May 2021 revealed that Tasmania’s exports hit a record high of $ 3.802 billion, which is higher than the previous 12-month record of $ 3.798 billion. dollars.
At the same time, exports increased by 4.3% until May 2021 compared to the previous year, which represents the third highest growth rate in the country and demonstrates, once again, that the Tasmania has what the world wants.
Another sign that our economy is indeed recovering from the pandemic, data from the National Skills Commission released today confirms that companies are confident and are hiring.
Jobs in Tasmania in May are massively 67.6% higher than pre-COVID levels, the third highest growth rate in the country.
In addition, job vacancies are higher than before the pandemic in all three regions of Tasmania, up 85.8% in the northwest, 71.1% in the north and 41.9 % in the south.
Today’s data confirms that our plan for securing Tasmania’s future is to work with confident businesses, invest, hire, export their goods to the world, and grow our economy.
Since the Tasmanian Liberal government took office in 2014, 25,000 jobs have been created, but we know there is still work to be done.
That is why we will continue to implement the strong plan we adopted in the election, which will create more jobs for Tasmanians and secure Tasmania’s future.
* ABS export data is preliminary and subject to revision. More detailed data for May 2021, including by destination and product type, will be released on July 1.
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