RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Imports

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Manufacturing had the largest domestic imports by industry, generating $4,511 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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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Domestic imports
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47.20.80.845.61.00.8+1.6
Mining158.72.83.1128.12.74.7+30.6
Manufacturing4,511.580.579.53,715.779.377.0+795.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services18.20.30.317.10.40.3+1.1
Construction000000--
Wholesale Trade39.20.70.739.40.80.8-0.2
Retail Trade9.00.20.29.60.20.2-0.6
Accommodation and Food Services189.93.43.4148.63.23.5+41.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing156.92.83.2148.83.23.3+8.0
Information Media and Telecommunications99.11.82.299.82.12.3-0.7
Financial and Insurance Services43.20.80.735.00.70.8+8.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services43.10.80.734.90.70.8+8.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services187.03.33.4172.83.73.7+14.2
Administrative and Support Services24.50.40.718.10.40.6+6.4
Public Administration and Safety6.10.10.15.60.10.1+0.5
Education and Training16.20.30.315.20.30.2+1.0
Health Care and Social Assistance15.20.30.316.40.40.3-1.3
Arts and Recreation Services32.10.60.429.40.60.4+2.7
Other Services5.10.10.14.60.10.1+0.5
Total industries5,601.9100.0100.04,684.8100.0100.0+917.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the domestic imports by industry sectors in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($4,511 million or 80.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services ($190 million or 3.4%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($187 million or 3.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,888 million in total or 87.3% of the total domestic imports by industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 79.5% in Manufacturing; 3.4% in Accommodation and Food Services and 3.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between domestic imports by industries of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of domestic imports by Manufacturing (80.5% compared to 79.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of domestic imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.8% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of domestic imports by Information Media and Telecommunications (1.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of domestic imports by Administrative and Support Services (0.4% compared to 0.7%)

Emerging groups

The total domestic imports by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $917 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the domestic imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$796 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$41 million)
  • Mining (+$31 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$14 million)

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