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In Gladstone Regional Council area, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,584 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Gladstone Regional 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
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192003/04Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2003/04 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing62.90.95.4114.14.99.5-51.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services274.24.13.7292.012.53.8-17.7
Wholesale Trade60.60.93.853.02.34.3+7.6
Retail Trade64.31.03.661.32.64.2+3.0
Accommodation and Food Services65.81.03.362.82.73.8+3.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing692.710.49.9301.412.910.2+391.3
Information Media and Telecommunications4.
Financial and Insurance Services10.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services17.50.30.723.71.00.8-6.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services124.91.93.520.00.92.3+104.9
Administrative and Support Services16.
Public Administration and Safety10.
Education and Training97.41.53.750.62.23.2+46.8
Health Care and Social Assistance44.
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services12.90.21.938.01.62.4-25.0
Total industries6,629.7100.0100.02,339.2100.0100.0+4,290.5

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 Gladstone Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($2,584 million or 39.0%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,477 million or 37.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($693 million or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,754 million in total or 86.8% of the total imports by industry in the Gladstone Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 27.1% in Mining; 15.2% in Manufacturing and 9.9% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (37.4% compared to 15.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (39.0% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (0.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.9% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by $4,290 million between 2003/04 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2003/04 and 2018/19 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$2,445 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$1,343 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$391 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$105 million)

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