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Bulloo Shire


In the Bulloo Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $66 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services18.37.03.714.19.93.1+4.2
Wholesale Trade10.
Retail Trade9.
Accommodation and Food Services16.06.12.911.68.23.0+4.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9.
Information Media and Telecommunications8.
Financial and Insurance Services33.712.910.016.811.88.1+16.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15.
Administrative and Support Services2.
Public Administration and Safety1.
Education and Training11.
Health Care and Social Assistance7.
Arts and Recreation Services2.
Other Services6.
Total industries261.2100.0100.0142.5100.0100.0+118.7

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

  • Manufacturing ($66 million or 25.1%)
  • Mining ($35 million or 13.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($34 million or 12.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $134 million in total or 51.4% of the total imports by industry in the the Bulloo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 35.1% in Manufacturing; 7.0% in Mining and 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (25.1% compared to 35.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (13.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (0.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (7.0% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Bulloo Shire increased by $119 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$33 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$22 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$17 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$9 million)

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