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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Exports

In the Toowoomba Regional Council area, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $3,194 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Toowoomba 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Toowoomba Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,106.812.95.4906.315.56.9+200.5
Mining3,194.437.127.11,096.218.819.6+2,098.2
Manufacturing1,323.815.415.21,138.319.522.2+185.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services398.04.63.7238.14.13.5+160.0
Construction12.00.10.210.90.20.3+1.1
Wholesale Trade208.12.43.8232.84.04.1-24.7
Retail Trade173.42.03.6213.33.73.7-40.0
Accommodation and Food Services220.32.63.3192.13.33.7+28.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing437.85.19.9452.47.810.5-14.6
Information Media and Telecommunications25.00.30.892.81.60.8-67.8
Financial and Insurance Services83.21.03.463.41.12.8+19.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services27.70.30.7161.12.81.2-133.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services74.80.93.562.01.13.8+12.8
Administrative and Support Services47.40.62.121.50.41.0+25.9
Public Administration and Safety315.03.75.2311.05.35.7+4.0
Education and Training411.24.83.7312.45.43.6+98.8
Health Care and Social Assistance367.74.35.192.21.63.1+275.5
Arts and Recreation Services41.10.51.335.80.61.5+5.3
Other Services139.41.61.9198.03.42.0-58.6
Total industries8,607.1100.0100.05,830.6100.0100.0+2,776.5

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (3,194 million or 37.1%)
  • Manufacturing (1,324 million or 15.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,107 million or 12.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,625 million in total or 65.4% of the total exports by industry in the the Toowoomba Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 27.1% in Mining; 15.2% in Manufacturing and 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Toowoomba Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (37.1% compared to 27.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (5.1% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.9% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Toowoomba Regional Council area $increased by 2,777 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Toowoomba Regional Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$2,098 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$276 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$201 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$185 million)

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