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 total imports by industry, generating $6,183 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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Total imports
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2018/192006/07Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2006/07 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing276.81.43.1236.82.04.1+40.0
Mining1,948.510.07.0409.63.57.1+1,538.9
Manufacturing6,182.831.635.14,270.436.035.7+1,912.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services570.82.93.7260.32.22.8+310.5
Construction000000--
Wholesale Trade618.13.23.0585.04.93.8+33.1
Retail Trade440.32.32.2287.42.42.3+152.9
Accommodation and Food Services601.03.12.9388.43.33.3+212.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing810.54.14.6692.55.86.2+118.0
Information Media and Telecommunications664.03.43.7486.94.13.4+177.1
Financial and Insurance Services2,352.512.010.01,034.78.77.7+1,317.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services333.51.70.772.50.60.5+261.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,784.29.16.5715.66.05.7+1,068.6
Administrative and Support Services533.22.71.6391.03.32.2+142.2
Public Administration and Safety636.93.35.1500.24.25.5+136.7
Education and Training395.82.02.4389.23.32.4+6.6
Health Care and Social Assistance828.74.25.1643.25.43.6+185.4
Arts and Recreation Services364.21.91.5332.82.81.5+31.4
Other Services194.81.01.7161.51.42.2+33.2
Total industries19,536.5100.0100.011,858.0100.0100.0+7,678.5

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

  • Manufacturing ($6,183 million or 31.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($2,353 million or 12.0%)
  • Mining ($1,948 million or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $10,484 million in total or 53.7% of the total imports by industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (31.6% compared to 35.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (10.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.0% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $7,678 million between 2006/07 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2006/07 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,912 million)
  • Mining (+$1,539 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$1,318 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$1,069 million)

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