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Balonne Shire


In the Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $240 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Balonne Shire 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
Balonne Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing239.676.25.4301.882.86.9-62.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.
Wholesale Trade6.01.93.810.22.84.1-4.2
Retail Trade13.
Accommodation and Food Services3.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5.91.99.912.13.310.5-6.1
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services0.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.
Administrative and Support Services0.
Public Administration and Safety0.
Education and Training5.
Health Care and Social Assistance2.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services4.
Total industries314.3100.0100.0364.6100.0100.0-50.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the Balonne Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (240 million or 76.2%)
  • Mining (20 million or 6.3%)
  • Retail Trade (13 million or 4.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 272 million in total or 86.6% of the total exports by industry in the the Balonne Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 27.1% in Mining and 3.6% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (76.2% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (6.3% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (2.9% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.9% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Balonne Shire $decreased by -50 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Balonne Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$20 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$3 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$2 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$2 million)

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