In Cairns, Manufacturing had the largest international imports by industry, generating $1,878 million in 2017/18.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Cairns boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Regional Council.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|International imports by industry sector|
|Cairns - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||11.6||0.5||0.6||12.1||0.6||0.6||-0.4||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||4.3||0.2||0.2||7.6||0.4||0.4||-3.3||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||47.7||2.1||3.0||48.5||2.3||3.4||-0.8||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||67.8||3.0||3.1||81.4||3.9||3.7||-13.5||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||44.0||1.9||2.1||69.5||3.3||3.0||-25.5||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||16.6||0.7||0.7||19.1||0.9||0.9||-2.6||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||17.9||0.8||0.8||14.5||0.7||0.7||+3.4||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||68.7||3.0||3.3||62.0||3.0||3.2||+6.6||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||15.2||0.7||0.6||12.5||0.6||0.5||+2.6||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||1.1||0.0||0.1||2.0||0.1||0.1||-1.0||24400||P|
|Education and Training||4.6||0.2||0.2||4.9||0.2||0.3||-0.3||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||7.2||0.3||0.3||9.7||0.5||0.3||-2.5||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||11.2||0.5||0.5||14.4||0.7||0.5||-3.3||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 international imports by industry sectors in Cairns in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($1,878 million or 82.9%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($69 million or 3.0%)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($68 million or 3.0%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $2,014 million in total or 88.9% of the total international imports by total industry in Cairns.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 81.0% in Manufacturing; 3.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 3.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
The major difference between international imports by industries in Cairns and Queensland was:
- A larger percentage of international imports by Manufacturing (82.9% compared to 81.0%)
The total international imports by industry in Cairns increased by $184.3 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest change in international imports by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Cairns was for:
- Manufacturing (+$217 million)