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, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $9,226 million in 2018/19.

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 Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,694.518.95.43,502.731.36.9+191.8
Mining9,225.947.327.11,835.016.419.6+7,391.0
Manufacturing1,842.39.415.21,666.414.922.2+175.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,017.65.23.7579.95.23.5+437.6
Construction30.00.20.236.30.30.3-6.3
Wholesale Trade279.61.43.8349.63.14.1-70.0
Retail Trade314.81.63.6362.03.23.7-47.2
Accommodation and Food Services414.42.13.3366.83.33.7+47.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing632.03.29.9767.26.810.5-135.2
Information Media and Telecommunications41.80.20.899.90.90.8-58.2
Financial and Insurance Services130.00.73.490.80.82.8+39.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services45.40.20.7175.21.61.2-129.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services101.80.53.586.50.83.8+15.3
Administrative and Support Services61.00.32.132.30.31.0+28.7
Public Administration and Safety366.61.95.2378.73.45.7-12.1
Education and Training578.93.03.7412.13.73.6+166.8
Health Care and Social Assistance479.12.55.1117.11.03.1+362.0
Arts and Recreation Services51.30.31.341.40.41.5+9.9
Other Services198.01.01.9303.02.72.0-104.9
Total industries19,504.9100.0100.011,202.9100.0100.0+8,302.0

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

  • Mining ($9,226 million or 47.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($3,694 million or 18.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,842 million or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $14,763 million in total or 75.7% 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 27.1% in Mining; 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 15.2% in Manufacturing.

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 Mining (47.3% compared to 27.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (9.4% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $8,302 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$7,391 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$438 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$362 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$192 million)

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