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In Gold Coast City, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $2,835 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Gold Coast City boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
Gold Coast City2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing105.60.75.4144.31.26.9-38.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services182.41.23.756.10.53.5+126.3
Wholesale Trade1,,
Retail Trade2,042.713.03.61,514.912.43.7+527.8
Accommodation and Food Services1,897.412.13.31,976.316.23.7-78.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications290.71.90.8181.71.50.8+109.1
Financial and Insurance Services274.81.83.4249.62.02.8+25.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services340.22.20.7364.33.01.2-24.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services327.92.13.5284.62.33.8+43.3
Administrative and Support Services1,
Public Administration and Safety84.
Education and Training646.24.13.7481.33.93.6+164.9
Health Care and Social Assistance808.95.25.1329.22.73.1+479.6
Arts and Recreation Services1,,
Other Services504.73.21.9593.24.92.0-88.5
Total industries15,671.6100.0100.012,207.5100.0100.0+3,464.1

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 exports by industry sectors in Gold Coast City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (2,835 million or 18.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,043 million or 13.0%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,897 million or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,775 million in total or 43.2% of the total exports by industry in the Gold Coast City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 15.2% in Manufacturing; 3.6% in Retail Trade and 3.3% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (5.0% compared to 27.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Retail Trade (13.0% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (12.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Arts and Recreation Services (7.9% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Gold Coast City $increased by 3,464 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Gold Coast City were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$615 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$588 million)
  • Mining (+$583 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$528 million)

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