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In the NSROC Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $17,020 million in 2020/21.

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 Region2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,822.63.83.91,691.03.83.8+131.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,,
Wholesale Trade1,749.43.63.81,
Retail Trade1,734.93.62.81,386.93.12.4+348.0
Accommodation and Food Services1,803.73.72.71,924.24.43.4-120.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,972.08.25.05,411.412.37.4-1,439.3
Information Media and Telecommunications2,,727.83.93.6+517.1
Financial and Insurance Services4,,670.38.39.5+493.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services214.80.40.4281.10.60.6-66.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,,890.74.36.0+145.4
Administrative and Support Services1,
Public Administration and Safety2,692.95.56.52,
Education and Training1,401.32.93.41,
Health Care and Social Assistance1,424.02.95.01,
Arts and Recreation Services835.01.71.7766.11.71.9+69.0
Other Services811.31.71.0640.41.51.1+170.9
Total industries48,541.2100.0100.044,135.8100.0100.0+4,405.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($17,020 million or 35.1%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($4,164 million or 8.6%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($3,972 million or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $25,156 million in total or 51.8% of the total imports by industry in the the NSROC Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 9.5% in Financial and Insurance Services and 5.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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 (8.2% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.7% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the NSROC Region increased by $4,405 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the NSROC Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$2,525 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$622 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$517 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$494 million)

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