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Imports

In the City of Adelaide, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,422 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Adelaide boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the City.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

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Total imports by industry sector
City of Adelaide - Constant prices2019/202001/02Change
Industry
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$m%South Australia%$m%South Australia%2001/02 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing163.52.83.4147.04.35.2+16.6
Mining120.32.03.0170.55.07.1-50.3
Manufacturing2,422.240.830.01,361.540.028.4+1,060.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services324.85.52.8117.23.44.2+207.6
Construction0.00.00.00.00.00.00
Wholesale Trade266.54.53.5186.95.53.9+79.7
Retail Trade27.70.51.917.20.51.9+10.5
Accommodation and Food Services133.62.33.484.42.54.0+49.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing719.212.16.4279.68.26.7+439.6
Information Media and Telecommunications259.94.43.7107.03.12.9+152.9
Financial and Insurance Services314.05.310.4158.54.77.3+155.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services175.93.00.878.12.30.6+97.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services454.27.76.6255.37.57.0+198.8
Administrative and Support Services219.13.72.0240.07.11.9-20.9
Public Administration and Safety81.51.47.742.91.39.2+38.7
Education and Training29.40.53.313.50.43.1+16.0
Health Care and Social Assistance51.50.98.09.80.33.6+41.8
Arts and Recreation Services33.10.61.912.90.41.9+20.2
Other Services136.12.31.1121.03.61.1+15.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

Total imports by industry sector 2019/20
Total imports by industry sector 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 3.4% Mining, South Australia: 3.0% Manufacturing, South Australia: 30.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 2.8% Construction, South Australia: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.5% Retail Trade, South Australia: 1.9% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 3.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 6.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 3.7% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 10.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.7% Education and Training, South Australia: 3.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 8.0% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.9% Other Services, South Australia: 1.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Mining, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 40.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 5.5% Construction, City of Adelaide: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 4.5% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 2.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 12.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 4.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 7.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2001/02 to 2019/20
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2001/02 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +$16.6 million Mining, City of Adelaide: -$50.3 million Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +$1,060.7 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +$207.6 million Construction, City of Adelaide: 0 million Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$79.7 million Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$10.5 million Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +$49.2 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +$439.6 million Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$152.9 million Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$155.6 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$97.8 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$198.8 million Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -$20.9 million Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$38.7 million Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +$16.0 million Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$41.8 million Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +$20.2 million Other Services, City of Adelaide: +$15.1 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in City of Adelaide in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,422 million or 40.8%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($719 million or 12.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($454 million or 7.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,595 million in total or 60.6% of the total imports by total industry in the City of Adelaide.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 30.0% in Manufacturing; 6.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 6.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (40.8% compared to 30.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.4% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The total imports by industries in the City of Adelaide increased by $2,529.3 million between 2001/02 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2001/02 and 2019/20 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,061 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$440 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$208 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$199 million)

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