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Bulloo Shire


In the Bulloo Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $58 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Bulloo 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
Bulloo Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services14.05.24.914.95.44.8-0.8
Wholesale Trade23.58.73.319.57.13.2+4.0
Retail Trade35.913.31.442.115.31.3-6.3
Accommodation and Food Services8.33.12.710.03.63.0-1.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8.
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services28.110.59.615.75.78.2+12.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12.
Administrative and Support Services2.
Public Administration and Safety1.
Education and Training4.
Health Care and Social Assistance10.
Arts and Recreation Services3.81.41.322.58.21.2-18.7
Other Services33.812.61.418.16.61.4+15.6
Total industries269.0100.0100.0275.1100.0100.0-6.2

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 Bulloo Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($58 million or 21.6%)
  • Retail Trade ($36 million or 13.3%)
  • Other Services ($34 million or 12.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $128 million in total or 47.5% of the total imports by industry in the the Bulloo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 1.4% in Retail Trade and 1.4% in Other Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (21.6% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (13.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Other Services (12.6% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (0.5% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Bulloo Shire decreased by $-6 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Bulloo Shire were for:

  • Other Services (+$16 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$12 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$5 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$4 million)

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