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In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,161 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside RDA BGLAP 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
RDA BGLAP Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74.81.82.879.12.33.7-4.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services131.13.12.6144.84.33.0-13.8
Wholesale Trade184.34.44.0159.84.73.6+24.5
Retail Trade102.22.42.593.32.72.6+8.9
Accommodation and Food Services196.14.73.7134.54.03.4+61.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing261.36.36.2222.46.66.7+39.0
Information Media and Telecommunications133.43.23.7101.33.03.2+32.1
Financial and Insurance Services455.210.910.8342.510.19.0+112.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services23.20.60.818.30.50.7+4.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services225.15.46.5185.95.56.7+39.2
Administrative and Support Services79.81.92.370.22.12.1+9.6
Public Administration and Safety347.08.37.2337.69.97.9+9.3
Education and Training131.03.12.993.92.83.0+37.1
Health Care and Social Assistance403.39.77.0216.66.45.3+186.7
Arts and Recreation Services96.
Other Services39.40.91.427.50.81.4+11.9
Total industries4,174.7100.0100.03,393.6100.0100.0+781.0

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

  • Manufacturing ($1,161 million or 27.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($455 million or 10.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($403 million or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,020 million in total or 48.4% of the total imports by industry in the RDA BGLAP Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 29.9% in Manufacturing; 10.8% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between total imports by industries of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (9.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (27.8% compared to 29.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (8.3% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in RDA BGLAP Region increased by $781 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$207 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$187 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$113 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$62 million)

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