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In the City of Adelaide, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,357 million in 2016/17.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of 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 prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$m%Greater Adelaide%$m%Greater Adelaide%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing144.62.53.2114.02.23.1+30.6
Mining235.54.15.2103.11.93.7+132.4
Manufacturing2,357.040.931.52,532.647.834.5-175.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services153.22.72.7184.83.53.9-31.5
Construction0.00.00.00.00.00.00
Wholesale Trade290.35.03.7196.23.73.2+94.1
Retail Trade29.50.51.430.80.61.6-1.3
Accommodation and Food Services142.12.53.0139.22.62.7+2.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing546.09.55.8476.99.06.4+69.1
Information Media and Telecommunications270.64.74.6243.44.64.4+27.2
Financial and Insurance Services342.45.910.0294.15.68.2+48.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services135.32.30.8125.82.40.6+9.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services695.412.17.9416.07.96.9+279.4
Administrative and Support Services185.93.21.7174.53.31.8+11.5
Public Administration and Safety56.41.07.856.01.19.0+0.4
Education and Training23.30.42.622.60.42.6+0.7
Health Care and Social Assistance28.90.55.520.00.44.8+8.8
Arts and Recreation Services16.40.31.814.70.31.8+1.7
Other Services107.61.90.9150.82.81.0-43.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Total imports by industry sector 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 31.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 4.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 10.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Mining, City of Adelaide: 4.1% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 40.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 2.7% Construction, City of Adelaide: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 5.0% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 9.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 4.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 5.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 12.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 0.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 0.3% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 1.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +$30.6 million Mining, City of Adelaide: +$132.4 million Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -$175.6 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -$31.5 million Construction, City of Adelaide: 0 million Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$94.1 million Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -$1.3 million Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +$2.9 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +$69.1 million Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$27.2 million Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$48.3 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$9.5 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$279.4 million Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +$11.5 million Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$0.4 million Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +$0.7 million Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$8.8 million Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +$1.7 million Other Services, City of Adelaide: -$43.2 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,357 million or 40.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($695 million or 12.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($546 million or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,598 million in total or 62.5% of the total imports by total industry in the City of Adelaide.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Adelaide accounted for 31.5% in Manufacturing; 7.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 5.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (40.9% compared to 31.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.5% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The total imports by industries in the City of Adelaide increased by $465.2 million between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$279 million)
  • Manufacturing (-$176 million)
  • Mining (+$132 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$94 million)

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