RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Exports

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $11,294 million in 2020/21.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,278.714.66.34,038.928.96.9-760.2
Mining11,294.250.528.63,756.626.926.4+7,537.6
Manufacturing2,766.312.416.12,040.914.618.7+725.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,171.35.24.5805.75.84.8+365.6
Construction56.00.30.332.40.20.2+23.6
Wholesale Trade437.72.04.4376.32.73.7+61.4
Retail Trade439.02.02.5263.81.92.7+175.2
Accommodation and Food Services189.10.82.7273.02.03.5-83.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing580.82.68.0739.85.38.8-159.0
Information Media and Telecommunications22.80.11.140.50.30.7-17.6
Financial and Insurance Services91.00.43.4103.00.72.9-12.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33.00.10.783.50.60.9-50.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services89.80.43.4112.80.84.2-23.1
Administrative and Support Services75.90.31.435.30.31.0+40.6
Public Administration and Safety368.21.65.8360.12.65.1+8.1
Education and Training548.82.53.4456.43.33.5+92.4
Health Care and Social Assistance597.52.74.9200.01.43.3+397.5
Arts and Recreation Services19.00.11.030.70.21.1-11.7
Other Services323.01.41.5214.71.51.5+108.3
Total industries22,382.1100.0100.013,964.6100.0100.0+8,417.5

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 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 exports by industry sectors in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (11,294 million or 50.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,279 million or 14.6%)
  • Manufacturing (2,766 million or 12.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 17,339 million in total or 77.5% of the total exports by industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 28.6% in Mining; 6.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 16.1% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (50.5% compared to 28.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Public Administration and Safety (1.6% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region $increased by 8,418 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$7,538 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$725 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$397 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$366 million)

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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