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City of Launceston

Imports

In the City of Launceston, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,014 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Launceston 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 Launceston2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75.53.02.2120.35.73.8-44.7
Mining163.36.55.2181.98.66.6-18.6
Manufacturing1,013.540.329.4791.637.629.3+221.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services37.51.53.234.71.63.2+2.8
Construction000000--
Wholesale Trade96.13.84.456.72.73.6+39.5
Retail Trade28.31.12.623.51.12.7+4.8
Accommodation and Food Services76.93.14.766.33.14.2+10.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing179.77.16.4176.78.47.4+3.0
Information Media and Telecommunications99.64.03.657.32.72.9+42.3
Financial and Insurance Services96.53.88.455.62.68.0+40.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.11.61.131.51.51.0+8.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services259.810.36.9207.29.86.5+52.6
Administrative and Support Services107.44.32.591.84.42.9+15.6
Public Administration and Safety102.74.16.0104.95.06.4-2.3
Education and Training28.51.12.324.61.22.3+3.9
Health Care and Social Assistance72.02.98.246.62.26.2+25.4
Arts and Recreation Services20.20.81.021.41.01.2-1.2
Other Services16.10.62.013.80.71.9+2.2
Total industries2,513.7100.0100.02,106.4100.0100.0+407.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,014 million or 40.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($260 million or 10.3%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($180 million or 7.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,453 million in total or 57.8% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 29.4% in Manufacturing; 6.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 6.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (40.3% compared to 29.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.9% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (3.8% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.3% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Launceston increased by $407 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$222 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$53 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$42 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$41 million)

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