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In the Gunnedah Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $217 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Gunnedah Shire 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
Gunnedah Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing217.237.23.3211.533.14.1+5.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2.
Wholesale Trade20.
Retail Trade11.
Accommodation and Food Services8.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing54.
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services1.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.
Administrative and Support Services10.61.82.810.41.63.0+0.2
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training3.
Health Care and Social Assistance2.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services16.12.81.812.82.01.7+3.4
Total industries583.6100.0100.0639.5100.0100.0-55.8

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 the Gunnedah Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($217 million or 37.2%)
  • Mining ($170 million or 29.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($57 million or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $443 million in total or 76.0% of the total imports by industry in the the Gunnedah Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.3% in Mining and 15.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (37.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (29.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.2% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.7% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by $-56 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Gunnedah Shire were for:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$24 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$17 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$12 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$6 million)

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