In Cairns, Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the largest total domestic exports by industry, generating $810 million in 2017/18.
Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Cairns boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Regional Council to countries outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Inter-regional exports by industry sector|
|Cairns - Constant prices||2017/18||2002/03||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2002/03 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||153.8||3.9||8.6||13.4||0.7||11.1||+140.4||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||247.1||6.3||6.5||128.3||6.9||7.6||+118.7||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||422.3||10.8||3.7||296.6||15.9||3.7||+125.7||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||810.3||20.7||11.3||584.7||31.4||9.2||+225.6||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||11.3||0.3||0.8||7.4||0.4||0.7||+3.9||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||19.3||0.5||4.4||17.1||0.9||3.4||+2.2||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||68.4||1.7||1.3||34.4||1.8||0.3||+33.9||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||55.6||1.4||5.6||20.1||1.1||2.6||+35.5||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||299.0||7.6||3.3||81.8||4.4||1.2||+217.1||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||364.1||9.3||9.6||165.5||8.9||11.3||+198.6||24400||P|
|Education and Training||103.6||2.7||3.7||19.6||1.1||4.1||+84.0||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||315.9||8.1||6.5||17.2||0.9||3.4||+298.7||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||72.0||1.8||2.1||46.0||2.5||2.6||+26.0||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the domestic exports by industry sectors in Cairns in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($810 million or 20.7%)
- Accommodation and Food Services ($422 million or 10.8%)
- Public Administration and Safety ($364 million or 9.3%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $1,597 million in total or 40.8% of the total domestic export by total industry in Cairns.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 11.3% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 3.7% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 9.6% in Public Administration and Safety.
The major differences between domestic exports by industries in Cairns and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of domestic exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (20.7% compared to 11.3%)
- A larger percentage of domestic exports by Accommodation and Food Services (10.8% compared to 3.7%)
- A smaller percentage of domestic exports by Mining (1.9% compared to 11.5%)
- A smaller percentage of domestic exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.9% compared to 8.6%)
The total domestic export by industry in Cairns increased by $2,046.4 million between 2002/03 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the domestic exports by industries between 2002/03 and 2017/18 in Cairns were for:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$299 million)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$226 million)
- Administrative and Support Services (+$217 million)
- Public Administration and Safety (+$199 million)