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Welcome to Cairns Economic Profile

Cairns's Gross Regional Product is estimated at $8.37 billion, which represents 2.7% of the state's GSP (Gross State Product).

Cairns's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR. The latest data from each series is always presented in this site. industry structure and industry sector profiles use a National Accounts regional econometric model developed by National Economics (NIEIR).


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