Cassowary Coast


In the Cassowary Coast, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $984 million in 2022/23.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Cassowary Coast boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Cassowary Coast2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing983.656.57.8781.548.16.2+202.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20.01.23.521.11.32.9-1.1
Wholesale Trade14.
Retail Trade13.80.82.333.92.11.8-20.1
Accommodation and Food Services26.41.51.929.41.81.8-3.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing77.44.49.678.64.88.9-1.3
Information Media and Telecommunications1.
Financial and Insurance Services4.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6.
Administrative and Support Services51.12.91.310.40.61.3+40.8
Public Administration and Safety6.
Education and Training6.
Health Care and Social Assistance9.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services13.80.81.822.01.41.2-8.2
Total industries1,740.3100.0100.01,625.5100.0100.0+114.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the Cassowary Coast in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (984 million or 56.5%)
  • Manufacturing (454 million or 26.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (77 million or 4.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,515 million in total or 87.1% of the total exports by industry in the the Cassowary Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 7.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.2% in Manufacturing and 9.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Cassowary Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (56.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (2.8% compared to 31.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (26.1% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4.4% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Cassowary Coast $increased by 115 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the Cassowary Coast were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$202 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$41 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$2 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$2 million)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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