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In Broken Hill City, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $352 million in 2018/19.

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
Broken Hill City2018/192012/13Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2012/13 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8.50.93.813.01.53.7-4.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services11.21.23.314.11.63.4-2.9
Wholesale Trade77.
Retail Trade51.55.32.842.64.82.7+8.9
Accommodation and Food Services20.62.13.521.52.43.8-0.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing46.
Information Media and Telecommunications45.34.74.439.24.43.8+6.1
Financial and Insurance Services98.210.210.499.211.29.3-1.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services87.49.16.564.07.25.9+23.4
Administrative and Support Services15.
Public Administration and Safety26.82.84.830.13.45.2-3.3
Education and Training19.42.02.414.51.62.7+4.9
Health Care and Social Assistance19.62.04.625.32.83.4-5.7
Arts and Recreation Services39.74.11.837.94.31.9+1.8
Other Services8.60.91.319.32.21.3-10.7
Total industries965.0100.0100.0887.5100.0100.0+77.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in Broken Hill City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($352 million or 36.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($98 million or 10.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($87 million or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $537 million in total or 55.7% of the total imports by industry in the Broken Hill City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 32.2% in Manufacturing; 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (36.4% compared to 32.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (8.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.9% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.0% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Broken Hill City increased by $77 million between 2012/13 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2012/13 and 2018/19 in Broken Hill City were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$46 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$23 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$18 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$9 million)

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