In Cairns, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,144 million in 2016/17.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Cairns boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Regional Council.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total imports by industry sector|
|Cairns - Constant prices||2016/17||2011/12||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2011/12 to 2016/17|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||55.9||1.1||4.1||81.1||1.5||4.1||-25.1||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||178.1||3.5||2.7||138.1||2.5||2.5||+40.0||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||117.5||2.3||3.9||121.0||2.2||3.3||-3.6||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||278.6||5.5||5.1||315.2||5.8||5.8||-36.6||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||330.8||6.5||4.7||306.7||5.7||4.2||+24.0||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||729.5||14.3||8.9||632.8||11.7||7.6||+96.7||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||26.0||0.5||0.7||26.1||0.5||0.6||-0.1||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||308.2||6.0||6.4||327.5||6.0||6.7||-19.3||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||63.7||1.2||1.7||74.7||1.4||1.9||-11.0||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||100.6||2.0||5.0||104.2||1.9||5.4||-3.6||24400||P|
|Education and Training||71.3||1.4||2.2||70.2||1.3||2.2||+1.0||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||167.7||3.3||4.2||161.3||3.0||3.6||+6.4||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||36.2||0.7||1.6||41.1||0.8||1.5||-4.9||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in Cairns in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($2,144 million or 42.0%)
- Financial and Insurance Services ($729 million or 14.3%)
- Information Media and Telecommunications ($331 million or 6.5%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $3,204 million in total or 62.7% of the total imports by total industry in Cairns.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 36.1% in Manufacturing; 8.9% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 4.7% in Information Media and Telecommunications.
The major differences between total imports by industries in Cairns and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (42.0% compared to 36.1%)
- A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (14.3% compared to 8.9%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (2.0% compared to 5.0%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.1% compared to 4.1%)
The total imports by industries in Cairns decreased by $318.4 million between 2011/12 and 2016/17.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Cairns were for:
- Manufacturing (-$302 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$97 million)
- Mining (-$77 million)