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In the FNQROC, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $5,372 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the FNQROC 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
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing217.21.53.1370.32.84.0-153.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services454.63.23.7388.83.03.1+65.8
Wholesale Trade701.24.93.0649.15.03.4+52.1
Retail Trade311.52.22.2212.61.62.1+98.9
Accommodation and Food Services411.02.92.9353.72.73.0+57.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing664.74.64.6730.35.65.3-65.6
Information Media and Telecommunications657.04.63.7582.94.53.6+74.1
Financial and Insurance Services1,835.712.810.01,402.110.78.1+433.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services74.50.50.756.90.40.5+17.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,
Administrative and Support Services172.41.21.6177.11.42.0-4.7
Public Administration and Safety419.42.95.1383.32.94.9+36.1
Education and Training404.42.82.4322.22.52.1+82.2
Health Care and Social Assistance805.75.65.1518.84.03.8+286.9
Arts and Recreation Services247.01.71.5210.31.61.4+36.6
Other Services137.11.01.791.20.72.0+45.9
Total industries14,301.7100.0100.013,077.2100.0100.0+1,224.5

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 FNQROC in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,372 million or 37.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,836 million or 12.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,029 million or 7.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,236 million in total or 57.6% of the total imports by industry in the the FNQROC.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 35.1% in Manufacturing; 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (37.6% compared to 35.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (2.9% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the FNQROC increased by $1,224 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the FNQROC were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$434 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$287 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$146 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$108 million)

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