Cowra Shire


In Cowra Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $215 million in 2022/23.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Cowra Shire 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
Cowra Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing215.353.04.1203.851.34.1+11.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.
Wholesale Trade10.
Retail Trade4.
Accommodation and Food Services8.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing20.45.010.428.27.19.6-7.8
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services1.40.314.52.10.514.2-0.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.60.610.
Administrative and Support Services3.
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training5.81.43.818.04.54.9-12.1
Health Care and Social Assistance8.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services19.
Total industries406.3100.0100.0397.6100.0100.0+8.7

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 Cowra Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (215 million or 53.0%)
  • Manufacturing (87 million or 21.3%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (20 million or 5.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 322 million in total or 79.3% of the total exports by industry in the Cowra Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.3% in Manufacturing and 10.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Cowra Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (53.0% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.3% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (21.3% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Cowra Shire $increased by 9 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Other Services (+$12 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$12 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$4 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$4 million)

Cowra Shire

economic profile