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City of Launceston

Imports

In the City of Launceston, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $963 million in 2019/20.

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 Launceston2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing133.25.33.6170.57.54.4-37.3
Mining102.34.13.2211.49.36.0-109.2
Manufacturing963.138.629.7847.737.230.3+115.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40.51.63.331.41.42.7+9.1
Construction000000--
Wholesale Trade80.43.24.256.42.54.0+24.1
Retail Trade26.81.12.222.11.02.2+4.7
Accommodation and Food Services82.83.33.974.33.34.2+8.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing193.97.86.8161.37.17.0+32.5
Information Media and Telecommunications85.03.43.658.92.62.8+26.1
Financial and Insurance Services75.83.08.468.23.08.0+7.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services32.61.30.925.71.10.8+6.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services268.110.87.1204.28.96.3+63.9
Administrative and Support Services121.04.92.7109.34.83.0+11.7
Public Administration and Safety121.74.96.2116.45.16.3+5.3
Education and Training36.81.52.730.21.32.5+6.6
Health Care and Social Assistance83.53.48.756.72.56.5+26.9
Arts and Recreation Services23.60.91.019.60.91.0+4.0
Other Services21.00.81.717.20.82.0+3.8
Total industries2,492.2100.0100.02,281.5100.0100.0+210.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 imports by industry sectors in the City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($963 million or 38.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($268 million or 10.8%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($194 million or 7.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,425 million in total or 57.2% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 29.7% in Manufacturing; 7.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 6.8% 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 (38.6% compared to 29.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (3.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (3.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.8% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Launceston increased by $211 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$115 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$64 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$33 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$27 million)

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