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Imports

In the West Coast Council area, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $575 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the West Coast Council area Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
West Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing28.94.415.428.63.810.7+0.3
Mining574.887.35.9670.888.69.2-96.0
Manufacturing6.51.019.38.91.222.7-2.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3.70.64.41.70.25.5+2.0
Construction2.40.40.10.20.00.1+2.2
Wholesale Trade0.60.12.00.80.12.2-0.3
Retail Trade0.90.14.01.30.24.1-0.4
Accommodation and Food Services14.02.13.013.21.72.7+0.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing13.62.15.619.12.55.3-5.4
Information Media and Telecommunications2.40.44.80.80.14.2+1.6
Financial and Insurance Services0.40.14.70.30.04.5+0.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.30.00.30.20.00.2+0.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.30.01.10.20.01.0+0.1
Administrative and Support Services1.20.20.52.30.30.4-1.1
Public Administration and Safety0.60.15.60.70.16.8-0.1
Education and Training5.30.86.14.80.65.7+0.5
Health Care and Social Assistance0.60.113.40.60.111.5+0.0
Arts and Recreation Services1.30.22.21.90.22.1-0.6
Other Services0.40.11.50.50.11.1+0.0
Total industries658.1100.0100.0756.9100.0100.0-98.8

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in the West Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($575 million or 87.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($29 million or 4.4%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services ($14 million or 2.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $618 million in total or 93.9% of the total imports by industry in the the West Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 5.9% in Mining; 15.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 3.0% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (87.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.4% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the West Coast Council area decreased by $-99 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the West Coast Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$2 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$2 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$2 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$1 million)

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