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Imports

In Cairns, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,708 million in 2018/19.

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.

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Total imports by industry sector
Cairns - Constant prices2018/192008/09Change
Industry
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$m%Queensland%$m%Queensland%2008/09 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing62.11.03.576.61.43.8-14.5
Mining193.43.25.7183.23.48.9+10.3
Manufacturing2,707.945.437.32,500.946.637.4+207.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services222.63.74.0137.42.62.7+85.2
Construction0.00.00.00.00.00.00
Wholesale Trade273.44.63.1289.05.43.7-15.6
Retail Trade69.41.22.371.01.32.4-1.6
Accommodation and Food Services143.32.42.9155.42.93.0-12.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing280.44.74.9320.66.05.9-40.2
Information Media and Telecommunications293.84.93.5227.44.23.0+66.4
Financial and Insurance Services748.712.69.1701.313.17.6+47.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services25.10.40.624.40.50.6+0.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services423.97.16.3208.33.95.0+215.6
Administrative and Support Services77.11.31.467.41.32.1+9.6
Public Administration and Safety100.91.75.288.91.75.0+12.0
Education and Training80.21.32.365.81.22.1+14.4
Health Care and Social Assistance185.53.14.4136.02.52.8+49.5
Arts and Recreation Services43.30.71.636.30.71.5+7.0
Other Services34.70.61.880.11.52.6-45.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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

Total imports by industry sector 2018/19
Total imports by industry sector 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.5% Mining, Queensland: 5.7% Manufacturing, Queensland: 37.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 4.0% Construction, Queensland: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 2.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 2.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 3.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 5.2% Education and Training, Queensland: 2.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 4.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: 1.0% Mining, Cairns: 3.2% Manufacturing, Cairns: 45.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: 3.7% Construction, Cairns: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Cairns: 4.6% Retail Trade, Cairns: 1.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: 2.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: 4.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: 12.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: 1.3% Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: 1.7% Education and Training, Cairns: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: 3.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: 0.7% Other Services, Cairns: 0.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2008/09 to 2018/19
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2008/09 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: -$14.5 million Mining, Cairns: +$10.3 million Manufacturing, Cairns: +$207.0 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: +$85.2 million Construction, Cairns: 0 million Wholesale Trade, Cairns: -$15.6 million Retail Trade, Cairns: -$1.6 million Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: -$12.1 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: -$40.2 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: +$66.4 million Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: +$47.4 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: +$0.7 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: +$215.6 million Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: +$9.6 million Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: +$12.0 million Education and Training, Cairns: +$14.4 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: +$49.5 million Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: +$7.0 million Other Services, Cairns: -$45.4 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

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

  • Manufacturing ($2,708 million or 45.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($749 million or 12.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($424 million or 7.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,881 million in total or 65.0% of the total imports by total industry in Cairns.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 37.3% in Manufacturing; 9.1% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 6.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (45.4% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.2% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The total imports by industries in Cairns increased by $595.7 million between 2008/09 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2008/09 and 2018/19 in Cairns were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$216 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$207 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$85 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$66 million)

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