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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 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.

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Total imports by industry sector
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$m%Queensland%$m%Queensland%2014/15 to 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
Construction0.00.00.00.00.00.00
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

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

Total imports by industry sector 2019/20
Total imports by industry sector 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.7% Mining, Queensland: 5.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 34.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 4.9% Construction, Queensland: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.3% Retail Trade, Queensland: 1.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 2.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 3.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 9.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 5.9% Education and Training, Queensland: 2.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.3% Other Services, Queensland: 1.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.9% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.0% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 32.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.8% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.5% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.8% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.6% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 12.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.6% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.5% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.9% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.8% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$73.5 million Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$555.3 million Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$249.0 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$9.3 million Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0 million Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$69.3 million Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$27.8 million Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$21.4 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$267.4 million Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$186.9 million Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$855.8 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$268.8 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$279.4 million Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$122.3 million Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$326.8 million Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$27.1 million Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$129.0 million Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$66.1 million Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$78.0 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2019/20 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 total industry in 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 in 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 imports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $2,337.1 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)
  • Mining (-$555 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$327 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$279 million)

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