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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Imports

In Toowoomba Regional Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,715 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
Toowoomba 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 Fishing124.82.01.8113.92.02.2+10.8
Mining102.11.73.0204.93.55.1-102.8
Manufacturing2,714.944.537.42,536.943.637.4+177.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services185.43.03.5192.53.33.3-7.1
Construction0.00.00.00.00.00.00
Wholesale Trade296.04.84.8267.44.64.5+28.7
Retail Trade81.51.32.175.71.31.9+5.8
Accommodation and Food Services102.41.72.896.51.72.5+5.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing340.65.65.4392.06.76.5-51.5
Information Media and Telecommunications317.75.23.7255.84.43.7+61.8
Financial and Insurance Services519.58.510.6394.16.89.1+125.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33.50.50.726.90.50.6+6.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services442.17.27.9474.08.17.7-31.9
Administrative and Support Services185.13.01.2189.83.31.6-4.7
Public Administration and Safety202.63.34.9212.43.65.3-9.7
Education and Training89.81.52.180.51.42.1+9.3
Health Care and Social Assistance147.42.44.4114.62.03.6+32.8
Arts and Recreation Services177.62.92.0152.92.61.6+24.7
Other Services44.10.71.641.80.71.5+2.3

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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.0% Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.7% Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 44.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3.0% Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.8% Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 8.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3.3% Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.9% Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.7%
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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$10.8 million Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$102.8 million Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$177.9 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$7.1 million Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0 million Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$28.7 million Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$5.8 million Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$5.9 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$51.5 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$61.8 million Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$125.4 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$6.6 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$31.9 million Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$4.7 million Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$9.7 million Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$9.3 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$32.8 million Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$24.7 million Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$2.3 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 Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,715 million or 44.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($519 million or 8.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($442 million or 7.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,676 million in total or 60.2% of the total imports by total industry in Toowoomba 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 Toowoomba Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (44.5% compared to 37.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Administrative and Support Services (3.0% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (8.5% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.4% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The total imports by industries in Toowoomba Regional Council area increased by $284.2 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$178 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$125 million)
  • Mining (-$103 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$62 million)

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