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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.

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Total exports by industry sector
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$m%Queensland%$m%Queensland%2014/15 to 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

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 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

Total exports by industry sector 2019/20
Total exports by industry sector 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 5.8% Mining, Queensland: 31.9% Manufacturing, Queensland: 16.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 3.0% Construction, Queensland: 0.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 2.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 9.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 1.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 4.7% Education and Training, Queensland: 3.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 4.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.1% Other Services, Queensland: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 16.8% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 52.2% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.2% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.2% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.7% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.7% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.5% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.3% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.1% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in total exports by industry sector, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in total exports by industry sector, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$1,143.8 million Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$9,528.3 million Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$208.7 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$637.1 million Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$11.1 million Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$21.8 million Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$54.2 million Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$52.0 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$131.8 million Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$29.7 million Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$59.7 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$63.8 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$21.4 million Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$32.4 million Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$64.2 million Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$71.4 million Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$307.2 million Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$22.0 million Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$3.2 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in 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 total industry in 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 total exports by industries in 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 exports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $9,458.4 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in 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)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$1,144 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$637 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$307 million)

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