Australia has a significant relationship with the United Kingdom underpinned by a shared heritage, common values, closely aligned strategic outlook and interests.
It is one of the most important and significant trade, investment and tourism markets, ranking second as an investment partner, third for inbound tourists and sixth in two-way trade.
The United Kingdom is the world’s fifth largest economy in terms of Gross Domestic Product and the wine industry is an increasingly significant sector, with the United Kingdom currently Australia’s second most valuable wine export destination.
Australian wine is a market leader in the United Kingdom and has been for 10 years. One in five imported bottles of wine consumed in the United Kingdom is Australian.
Adelaide has joined an exclusive group of Great Wine Capitals – an internationally renowned network which will strengthen our global reputation for premium food and wine tourism.
Other areas of recent export growth include beef, diamonds and telecommunications equipment.