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Coastal Urban Economic Region


In the Coastal Urban Economic Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $848 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Coastal Urban Economic Region 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
Coastal Urban Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing540.615.915.4304.19.210.7+236.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services45.11.34.453.71.65.5-8.6
Wholesale Trade90.12.72.0107.73.32.2-17.5
Retail Trade119.53.54.0104.13.24.1+15.4
Accommodation and Food Services56.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing453.513.35.6453.813.85.3-0.3
Information Media and Telecommunications78.72.34.825.90.84.2+52.8
Financial and Insurance Services21.50.64.719.00.64.5+2.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services16.
Administrative and Support Services44.91.30.531.61.00.4+13.3
Public Administration and Safety45.51.35.668.02.16.8-22.4
Education and Training141.84.26.1129.63.95.7+12.1
Health Care and Social Assistance384.411.313.4292.68.911.5+91.8
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services80.12.41.547.31.41.1+32.8
Total industries3,398.9100.0100.03,292.6100.0100.0+106.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($848 million or 25.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($541 million or 15.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($454 million or 13.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,842 million in total or 54.2% of the total imports by industry in the the Coastal Urban Economic Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 19.3% in Manufacturing; 15.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 5.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Coastal Urban Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (13.3% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (12.2% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (25.0% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Coastal Urban Economic Region increased by $106 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Coastal Urban Economic Region were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$236 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$92 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$53 million)
  • Other Services (+$33 million)

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