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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Imports

In Southern Downs Regional Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $765 million in 2017/18.

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
Southern Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$m%Regional QLD%$m%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing38.51.81.829.81.52.2+8.7
Mining87.54.03.094.14.85.1-6.7
Manufacturing764.935.137.4714.536.337.4+50.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services57.02.63.547.02.43.3+10.0
Construction0.00.00.00.00.00.00
Wholesale Trade143.86.64.8102.05.24.5+41.8
Retail Trade16.90.82.117.40.91.9-0.4
Accommodation and Food Services26.21.22.825.21.32.5+1.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing91.04.25.4101.45.26.5-10.4
Information Media and Telecommunications76.63.53.771.33.63.7+5.3
Financial and Insurance Services291.013.410.6212.510.89.1+78.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12.70.60.77.30.40.6+5.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services187.28.67.9169.78.67.7+17.6
Administrative and Support Services38.41.81.248.52.51.6-10.1
Public Administration and Safety127.45.84.9122.56.25.3+4.9
Education and Training47.02.22.140.92.12.1+6.1
Health Care and Social Assistance102.04.74.4103.15.23.6-1.0
Arts and Recreation Services60.52.82.043.52.21.6+17.0
Other Services9.80.51.617.20.91.5-7.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Total imports by industry sector 2017/18
Total imports by industry sector 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 1.8% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.0% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 37.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Construction, Regional QLD: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 4.8% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 2.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 2.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 3.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 10.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 4.9% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 2.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 4.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Other Services, Regional QLD: 1.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.8% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.0% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 35.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.6% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 6.6% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 13.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 8.6% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 5.8% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.8% Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$8.7 million Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$6.7 million Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$50.4 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$10.0 million Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0 million Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$41.8 million Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$0.4 million Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$1.0 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$10.4 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$5.3 million Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$78.5 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$5.3 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$17.6 million Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$10.1 million Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$4.9 million Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$6.1 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$1.0 million Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$17.0 million Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$7.4 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($765 million or 35.1%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($291 million or 13.4%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($187 million or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,243 million in total or 57.1% of the total imports by total industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 37.4% in Manufacturing; 10.6% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 7.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries in Southern Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (13.4% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (6.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (35.1% compared to 37.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (1.2% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The total imports by industries in Southern Downs Regional Council area increased by $210.6 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Southern Downs Regional Council area were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$79 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$50 million)

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