RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Imports

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $5,848 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import 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 imports
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing340.91.93.7414.42.74.8-73.5
Mining542.13.05.31,097.47.18.2-555.3
Manufacturing5,847.832.734.65,598.836.035.9+249.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services680.83.84.9690.14.44.8-9.3
Construction000000--
Wholesale Trade801.94.53.3732.64.73.2+69.3
Retail Trade319.31.81.4291.61.91.3+27.8
Accommodation and Food Services470.02.62.7448.52.93.0+21.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,018.15.75.0750.64.85.5+267.4
Information Media and Telecommunications647.13.63.4460.23.03.1+186.9
Financial and Insurance Services2,230.912.59.61,375.18.88.2+855.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services329.11.80.660.40.40.5+268.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,541.28.67.21,261.88.15.8+279.4
Administrative and Support Services573.83.21.9451.52.92.0+122.3
Public Administration and Safety797.94.55.9471.13.05.2+326.8
Education and Training359.32.02.6332.22.12.3+27.1
Health Care and Social Assistance694.53.95.2565.53.63.6+129.0
Arts and Recreation Services321.61.81.3255.51.61.2+66.1
Other Services363.42.01.4285.41.81.4+78.0
Total industries17,879.8100.0100.015,542.7100.0100.0+2,337.1

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,848 million or 32.7%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($2,231 million or 12.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,541 million or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,620 million in total or 53.8% of the total imports by industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (32.7% compared to 34.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.9% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $2,337 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$856 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$327 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$279 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$269 million)

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