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In Livingstone Shire Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $165 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Livingstone Shire Council area 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
Livingstone Shire Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing64.211.95.478.415.76.9-14.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.80.33.726.25.23.5-24.4
Wholesale Trade6.
Retail Trade11.62.13.625.45.13.7-13.9
Accommodation and Food Services32.86.13.340.58.13.7-7.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing14.32.69.930.66.110.5-16.3
Information Media and Telecommunications1.
Financial and Insurance Services5.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.70.70.714.73.01.2-11.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6.
Administrative and Support Services8.
Public Administration and Safety6.
Education and Training19.
Health Care and Social Assistance5.
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services17.93.31.914.83.02.0+3.1
Total industries541.6100.0100.0499.0100.0100.0+42.6

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 exports by industry sectors in Livingstone Shire Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (165 million or 30.5%)
  • Mining (164 million or 30.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (64 million or 11.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 393 million in total or 72.6% of the total exports by industry in the Livingstone Shire Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 15.2% in Manufacturing; 27.1% in Mining and 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (30.5% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.6% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (1.0% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Livingstone Shire Council area $increased by 43 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Livingstone Shire Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$101 million)
  • Education and Training (+$10 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$8 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$5 million)

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