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

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Livingstone Shire Council area 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
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 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 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 imports by industry in the 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 total imports by industries of the Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the 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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