QUEENSLAND Premier says Annastacia Palaszczuk the past year has seen significant progress made in boosting exports and investment.

ABS trade data provided by the state government showed that for the 12 months to April, Queensland goods exports totalled $85.2bn, a record 12-month total and 16.4% higher than the same period last year.

“In the past year, Trade and Investment Queensland has assisted over 830 businesses, including many regional exporters and supported outcomes worth $63m,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“The agency has also assisted investment outcomes for the state worth more than half a billion dollars.”

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Recent initiatives have seen a new Trade and Investment Queensland office open in San Francisco and the “strengthening” of the agency’s Singapore and Jakarta offices with more staff.

The agency also helps with trade missions with ministers in the last 12 months travelling to a number of key markets including China, the US, Germany, the UK, Japan and South Korea.

“Trade and Investment Queensland is funded to deliver a diverse range of tasks – from hosting in-bound missions to high level events and conferences to ensuring travelling ministers meet the right companies offshore,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

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