City of Merri-bek


In the City of Merri-bek, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,186 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Merri-bek 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 Merri-bek2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing385.84.94.7405.85.44.7-20.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services311.64.03.5328.14.43.5-16.6
Wholesale Trade318.64.13.3259.63.53.4+59.0
Retail Trade327.94.21.8236.83.21.8+91.1
Accommodation and Food Services199.12.62.4359.44.84.6-160.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing671.08.68.6608.18.16.7+62.9
Information Media and Telecommunications399.55.14.3323.54.33.9+76.0
Financial and Insurance Services712.29.18.2705.29.48.1+7.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services72.40.90.888.91.20.9-16.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services157.22.06.7209.72.85.9-52.5
Administrative and Support Services92.61.21.990.11.21.5+2.4
Public Administration and Safety674.58.66.1462.96.24.9+211.5
Education and Training289.43.73.0270.63.62.5+18.8
Health Care and Social Assistance579.97.45.1496.96.64.8+83.0
Arts and Recreation Services107.41.41.1159.72.11.7-52.4
Other Services45.
Total industries7,797.4100.0100.07,485.7100.0100.0+311.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 Merri-bek in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,186 million or 28.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($712 million or 9.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($674 million or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,573 million in total or 45.8% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Merri-bek.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 32.0% in Manufacturing; 8.2% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.1% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Merri-bek and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (28.0% compared to 32.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (8.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (4.2% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Merri-bek increased by $312 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the City of Merri-bek were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$299 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$212 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$91 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$83 million)

City of Merri-bek

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