Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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In the FNQROC, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $5,056 million in 2021/22.

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%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing323.22.35.3331.42.64.3-8.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services341.22.42.7333.62.62.9+7.6
Wholesale Trade741.85.33.4768.45.93.6-26.6
Retail Trade317.72.31.7225.61.71.4+92.2
Accommodation and Food Services230.61.61.7327.12.52.4-96.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing524.33.84.1761.05.95.3-236.7
Information Media and Telecommunications694.25.03.9514.14.03.4+180.1
Financial and Insurance Services1,848.913.29.71,460.711.38.9+388.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services64.60.50.587.50.70.6-22.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,,
Administrative and Support Services180.41.31.8162.81.31.5+17.6
Public Administration and Safety490.53.56.3441.93.45.8+48.7
Education and Training348.02.53.0376.92.92.8-28.9
Health Care and Social Assistance802.85.75.1581.44.54.4+221.4
Arts and Recreation Services161.11.21.2153.91.21.2+7.3
Other Services157.81.11.1175.01.41.2-17.2
Total industries13,981.0100.0100.012,949.6100.0100.0+1,031.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 imports by industry sectors in the FNQROC in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,056 million or 36.2%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,849 million or 13.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,213 million or 8.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,118 million in total or 58.1% of the total imports by industry in the the FNQROC.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 34.9% in Manufacturing; 9.7% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (13.2% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (3.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.5% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the FNQROC increased by $1,031 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the FNQROC were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$706 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$388 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$221 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$180 million)

Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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