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Balonne Shire


In the Balonne Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $135 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Balonne Shire 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
Balonne Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services16.73.93.714.72.73.1+2.0
Wholesale Trade8.
Retail Trade27.
Accommodation and Food Services32.17.52.937.96.93.0-5.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18.24.34.620.63.85.3-2.4
Information Media and Telecommunications16.13.83.718.03.33.6-1.9
Financial and Insurance Services44.410.410.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services27.26.46.528.25.16.4-1.0
Administrative and Support Services7.
Public Administration and Safety11.
Education and Training17.54.12.448.98.92.1-31.4
Health Care and Social Assistance17.
Arts and Recreation Services11.42.71.515.22.81.4-3.9
Other Services11.
Total industries425.9100.0100.0548.2100.0100.0-122.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 Balonne Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($135 million or 31.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($44 million or 10.4%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services ($32 million or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $212 million in total or 49.7% of the total imports by industry in the the Balonne Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 35.1% in Manufacturing; 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services and 2.9% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (7.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (6.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (31.8% compared to 35.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Balonne Shire decreased by $-122 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Balonne Shire were for:

  • Other Services (+$3 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$2 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$2 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$0 million)

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