The significant contributions of local exporters to the State and national economies were recognised last night at the 2021 Western Australian Export Awards.
Western Australia's exports were worth $187 billion in 2020 - representing around 51 per cent of the country's total merchandise exports.
In a ceremony held at Government House, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston presented awards to winners in 13 categories.
The winners in each category will represent the State at Austrade's Australian Export Awards, which will be held on November 25, 2021.
Winner of the agribusiness, food and beverages category, CBH Grain was also named the 2021 Western Australian Exporter of the Year.
CBH Grain was recognised for the strength and leadership it has shown during a year of challenges, pivoting and expanding its markets
Its sales represented a significant victory in the diversification of Western Australian grain growers' export markets and the ability to find new global opportunities.
The Awards are co-ordinated by Invest and Trade WA on behalf of the State Government.
Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:
"This year's Western Australian Export Awards recognised the extraordinary impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on local businesses and their ability to continue trading.
"All the 2021 winners are examples of the strength shown by Western Australian exporters during these unprecedented times.
"We continue to see businesses demonstrate great resilience and ingenuity, and developing new international relationships to continue exporting goods and services to the world."
Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:
"From minerals and energy related services, to small businesses and emerging exporters, the Western Australian Export Awards reflect the business diversity and growth our State has achieved as a global trading partner.
"The income that Western Australian businesses generate through exports is vital, not only to our State but also to the nation's economy.
"Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Western Australian Export Awards."
Minister's office - 6552 6700
|Agribusiness, food and beverages||CBH Grain|
|Creative industries||Ormsby Guitars|
|E-commerce||Clean & Pure|
|Emerging exporter||Red Piranha |
|International education and training||Engineering Institute of Technology |
|Manufacturing and advanced materials||Austal Ships|
|Minerals, energy and related services||Westernex Supply|
|Professional services||Orway IQ|
|Regional exporter||Derby Industries |
|Small business||Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils|
|2021 Western Australian Exporter of the Year||CBH Grain|