MidCoast Council area


In the MidCoast Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $351 million in 2022/23.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the MidCoast 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
MidCoast Council area2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing351.220.24.1280.216.34.1+71.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services33.61.92.3115.76.72.1-82.1
Wholesale Trade23.
Retail Trade134.67.72.389.45.22.2+45.2
Accommodation and Food Services173.29.92.4114.46.72.4+58.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing113.26.510.4134.17.89.6-20.9
Information Media and Telecommunications15.
Financial and Insurance Services14.40.814.513.60.814.2+0.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services16.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services30.71.810.
Administrative and Support Services57.53.32.636.82.12.4+20.8
Public Administration and Safety12.
Education and Training78.94.53.8111.16.54.9-32.3
Health Care and Social Assistance52.
Arts and Recreation Services11.
Other Services14.50.80.951.03.01.5-36.5
Total industries1,741.1100.0100.01,719.8100.0100.0+21.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 exports by industry sectors in the MidCoast Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (351 million or 20.2%)
  • Manufacturing (309 million or 17.7%)
  • Mining (291 million or 16.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 950 million in total or 54.6% of the total exports by industry in the the MidCoast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.3% in Manufacturing and 9.4% in Mining.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the MidCoast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (20.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (9.9% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the MidCoast Council area $increased by 21 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the MidCoast Council area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$71 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$62 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$59 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$45 million)

MidCoast Council

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