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In the NSROC Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $13,436 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the NSROC Region 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
NSROC Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,756.64.33.81,733.24.84.2+23.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,933.84.73.31,478.74.13.2+455.2
Wholesale Trade1,,
Retail Trade794.91.92.8755.72.12.8+39.2
Accommodation and Food Services2,449.26.03.52,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,823.211.87.05,429.314.98.4-606.1
Information Media and Telecommunications1,958.74.84.41,498.04.13.9+460.7
Financial and Insurance Services3,312.18.110.42,844.27.89.6+467.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services289.10.70.6297.00.80.7-7.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,,708.14.75.8+401.7
Administrative and Support Services905.92.22.0721.52.01.9+184.4
Public Administration and Safety1,930.14.74.81,752.94.85.4+177.1
Education and Training772.71.92.41,
Health Care and Social Assistance876.92.24.6646.11.83.5+230.8
Arts and Recreation Services418.91.01.8428.41.21.9-9.5
Other Services503.21.21.3444.11.21.4+59.1
Total industries40,785.4100.0100.036,374.3100.0100.0+4,411.1

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 NSROC Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($13,436 million or 32.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($4,823 million or 11.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($3,312 million or 8.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $21,571 million in total or 52.9% of the total imports by industry in the the NSROC Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 32.2% in Manufacturing; 7.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (6.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.2% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (8.1% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the NSROC Region increased by $4,411 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the NSROC Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,531 million)
  • Mining (+$757 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$468 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$461 million)

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