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In Gunnedah Shire, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $299 million in 2019/20.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Gunnedah Shire 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
Gunnedah Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing105.017.13.1198.927.14.6-93.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2.50.42.910.71.52.9-8.2
Wholesale Trade43.
Retail Trade5.
Accommodation and Food Services6.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing47.57.78.937.35.18.3+10.2
Information Media and Telecommunications1.
Financial and Insurance Services1.50.316.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.
Administrative and Support Services5.81.02.719.22.63.2-13.3
Public Administration and Safety1.
Education and Training5.
Health Care and Social Assistance2.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services6.
Total industries613.5100.0100.0733.3100.0100.0-119.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Gunnedah Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (299 million or 48.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (105 million or 17.1%)
  • Manufacturing (74 million or 12.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 478 million in total or 77.9% of the total exports by industry in the Gunnedah Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 7.0% in Mining; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 16.6% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (48.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.3% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.6% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Gunnedah Shire $decreased by -120 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Gunnedah Shire were for:

  • Wholesale Trade (+$32 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$26 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$10 million)
  • Other Services (+$3 million)

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