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In Gladstone Regional Council area, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,875 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 area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing26.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services195.62.73.7120.41.73.1+75.1
Wholesale Trade264.03.63.0284.93.93.4-20.8
Retail Trade104.91.42.2151.22.12.1-46.2
Accommodation and Food Services133.01.82.9235.53.23.0-102.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing303.64.14.6349.14.85.3-45.6
Information Media and Telecommunications258.93.53.7231.23.23.6+27.8
Financial and Insurance Services973.013.210.0639.48.88.1+333.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services73.81.00.746.10.60.5+27.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services267.93.66.5540.97.46.4-273.0
Administrative and Support Services128.61.71.6210.32.92.0-81.7
Public Administration and Safety227.93.15.1246.13.44.9-18.2
Education and Training160.02.22.4123.31.72.1+36.7
Health Care and Social Assistance320.54.35.1238.23.33.8+82.4
Arts and Recreation Services157.12.11.578.61.11.4+78.5
Other Services45.20.61.7117.31.62.0-72.1
Total industries7,373.4100.0100.07,294.5100.0100.0+78.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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 ($1,875 million or 25.4%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,858 million or 25.2%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($973 million or 13.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,706 million in total or 63.8% of the total imports by industry in the Gladstone Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 7.0% in Mining; 35.1% in Manufacturing and 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (25.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (25.2% compared to 35.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (13.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by $79 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$496 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$334 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$82 million)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+$78 million)

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