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Western Downs Regional Council area

Exports

In Western Downs Regional Council area, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,476 million in 2017/18.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Western 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
Western 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 Fishing771.026.411.3691.841.711.8+79.2
Mining1,475.750.637.0271.616.429.6+1,204.1
Manufacturing55.31.912.955.53.315.9-0.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services424.514.64.1466.228.14.9-41.7
Construction6.10.20.18.80.50.1-2.8
Wholesale Trade24.10.81.819.51.23.1+4.6
Retail Trade25.70.92.919.81.23.6+5.9
Accommodation and Food Services50.51.75.335.62.16.7+14.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing25.50.96.846.62.89.1-21.1
Information Media and Telecommunications1.60.10.50.90.10.5+0.7
Financial and Insurance Services5.70.21.14.60.31.0+1.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.10.11.04.00.21.3-0.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.10.30.87.10.40.7+1.0
Administrative and Support Services2.90.12.41.90.10.8+0.9
Public Administration and Safety7.00.23.26.10.43.1+0.9
Education and Training18.20.62.211.20.72.0+7.0
Health Care and Social Assistance5.70.23.14.40.31.9+1.3
Arts and Recreation Services0.50.01.60.50.01.90
Other Services4.50.21.83.80.21.9+0.7

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, Western Downs Regional Council area: 26.4% Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: 50.6% Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 14.6% Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.3% Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.0% Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2%
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, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$79.2 million Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$1,204.1 million Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$0.3 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$41.7 million Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$2.8 million Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$4.6 million Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$5.9 million Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$14.8 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$21.1 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$0.7 million Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$1.1 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$0.9 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$1.0 million Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$0.9 million Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$0.9 million Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$7.0 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$1.3 million Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0 million Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$0.7 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 Western Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,476 million or 50.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($771 million or 26.4%)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($424 million or 14.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,671 million in total or 91.6% of the total exports by total industry in Western Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 37.0% in Mining; 11.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 4.1% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.4% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (50.6% compared to 37.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (14.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (1.9% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The total exports by industries in Western Downs Regional Council area increased by $1,255.6 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Mining (+$1,204 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$79 million)

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