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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Exports

In Southern Downs Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $493 million in 2017/18.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Southern Downs Regional Council area 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$m%Regional QLD%$m%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing493.243.311.3376.833.111.8+116.4
Mining46.74.137.08.10.729.6+38.6
Manufacturing179.615.812.9281.024.715.9-101.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4.70.44.1129.511.44.9-124.8
Construction1.60.10.11.60.10.10
Wholesale Trade3.70.31.89.40.83.1-5.7
Retail Trade53.04.72.941.23.63.6+11.9
Accommodation and Food Services72.56.45.373.06.46.7-0.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing122.210.76.8128.511.39.1-6.3
Information Media and Telecommunications2.20.20.52.00.20.5+0.2
Financial and Insurance Services4.10.41.14.10.41.00
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6.20.51.09.20.81.3-3.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5.90.50.85.30.50.7+0.6
Administrative and Support Services2.80.22.41.80.20.8+1.0
Public Administration and Safety5.10.43.25.50.53.1-0.4
Education and Training87.67.72.236.93.22.0+50.7
Health Care and Social Assistance33.83.03.17.70.71.9+26.1
Arts and Recreation Services0.80.11.61.60.11.9-0.8
Other Services14.01.21.814.91.31.9-0.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Total exports by industry sector 2017/18
Total exports by industry sector 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 11.3% Mining, Regional QLD: 37.0% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 12.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 4.1% Construction, Regional QLD: 0.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 1.8% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 2.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 6.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 0.8% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 3.2% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 2.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 3.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.6% Other Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 43.3% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.1% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 15.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.4% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.3% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 10.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.5% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.4% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in total exports by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in total exports by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$116.4 million Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$38.6 million Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$101.4 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$124.8 million Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0 million Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$5.7 million Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$11.9 million Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$0.5 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$6.3 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$0.2 million Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$3.0 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$0.6 million Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$1.0 million Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$0.4 million Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$50.7 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$26.1 million Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$0.8 million Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$0.9 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($493 million or 43.3%)
  • Manufacturing ($180 million or 15.8%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($122 million or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $795 million in total or 69.8% of the total exports by total industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 11.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.9% in Manufacturing; and 6.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total exports by industries in Southern Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (43.3% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Education and Training (7.7% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.7% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (4.1% compared to 37.0%)

Emerging groups

The total exports by industries in Southern Downs Regional Council area increased by $1.7 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in total exports by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Southern Downs Regional Council area were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$125 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$116 million)
  • Manufacturing (-$101 million)
  • Education and Training (+$51 million)

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