Premier and trade minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said latest trade figures showed the value of the state’s exports rose 18.4% to $84.3bn for the 12 months to March 2019.

“Yet again the value of Queensland’s merchandise exports over the year are larger than NSW and Victoria combined,” the Premier said.

“This is another outstanding achievement for Queensland.

“Our commodities, from LNG to beef, are delivering valuable export dollars to Queensland and supporting thousands of jobs.”

Ms Palaszczuk said Queensland has now recorded 12 consecutive months of record annual totals.

The Premier recently visited the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Germany, to further investment and export opportunities for Queensland.

“There has never been a better time to invest in Queensland’s strong, diverse and resilient economy,” the Premier said.