City of Kingston


In the City of Kingston, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $3,182 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Kingston 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
City of Kingston2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing941.39.94.71,019.411.04.6-78.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services306.93.24.1343.53.74.0-36.6
Wholesale Trade122.41.33.3115.91.23.2+6.5
Retail Trade88.40.92.476.50.82.0+12.0
Accommodation and Food Services128.21.31.5178.41.92.3-50.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing495.15.24.8604.66.57.6-109.5
Information Media and Telecommunications269.82.83.5267.12.93.3+2.6
Financial and Insurance Services980.210.39.4840.79.09.2+139.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services23.70.20.532.10.30.6-8.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services673.07.16.5520.05.65.7+153.0
Administrative and Support Services187.72.01.5184.72.01.8+3.1
Public Administration and Safety696.27.37.1454.34.95.5+241.9
Education and Training391.74.14.3318.53.43.5+73.1
Health Care and Social Assistance652.76.96.4494.45.34.8+158.3
Arts and Recreation Services66.70.71.1110.31.21.6-43.6
Other Services81.60.91.652.20.61.5+29.4
Total industries9,512.2100.0100.09,300.3100.0100.0+211.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 City of Kingston in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,182 million or 33.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($980 million or 10.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($941 million or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,103 million in total or 53.6% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Kingston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 34.0% in Manufacturing; 9.4% in Financial and Insurance Services and 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Kingston and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (1.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (0.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.4% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Kingston increased by $212 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Kingston were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$242 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$214 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$158 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$153 million)

City of Kingston

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