RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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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 $11,638 million in 2019/20.

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 Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,741.416.85.84,885.238.18.3-1,143.8
Mining11,637.652.231.92,109.316.425.0+9,528.3
Manufacturing2,071.79.316.21,863.014.521.4+208.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,162.75.23.0525.64.12.9+637.1
Construction46.00.20.234.90.30.2+11.1
Wholesale Trade380.81.73.8402.63.14.0-21.8
Retail Trade368.41.72.6314.22.42.8+54.2
Accommodation and Food Services224.41.02.9276.42.23.2-52.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing720.03.29.8851.76.69.3-131.8
Information Media and Telecommunications137.40.61.0107.60.80.7+29.7
Financial and Insurance Services147.20.72.987.50.72.6+59.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services47.80.21.2111.60.91.2-63.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services115.80.53.094.40.74.1+21.4
Administrative and Support Services64.70.31.132.30.30.9+32.4
Public Administration and Safety324.01.54.7388.33.04.7-64.2
Education and Training434.31.93.1363.02.83.0+71.4
Health Care and Social Assistance503.12.34.3195.91.53.2+307.2
Arts and Recreation Services16.80.11.138.80.31.2-22.0
Other Services148.30.71.2151.51.21.3-3.2
Total industries22,292.3100.0100.012,833.9100.0100.0+9,458.4

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 2018-19 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (11,638 million or 52.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,741 million or 16.8%)
  • Manufacturing (2,072 million or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 17,451 million in total or 78.3% 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 31.9% in Mining; 5.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 16.2% 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 (52.2% compared to 31.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.8% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (9.3% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.2% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region $increased by 9,458 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$9,528 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$637 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$307 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$209 million)

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