In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $6,183 million in 2018/19.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region||2018/19||2007/08||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||Queensland||$m||%||Queensland||2007/08 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||276.8||1.4||3.1||232.7||1.8||4.1||+44.1|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||570.8||2.9||3.7||266.6||2.0||2.6||+304.2|
|Accommodation and Food Services||601.0||3.1||2.9||372.6||2.8||3.0||+228.4|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||810.5||4.1||4.6||709.8||5.4||5.9||+100.7|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||664.0||3.4||3.7||504.9||3.9||3.4||+159.1|
|Financial and Insurance Services||2,352.5||12.0||10.0||1,163.6||8.9||7.7||+1,188.9|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||333.5||1.7||0.7||80.8||0.6||0.5||+252.7|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,784.2||9.1||6.5||833.9||6.4||5.7||+950.4|
|Administrative and Support Services||533.2||2.7||1.6||409.3||3.1||2.3||+123.9|
|Public Administration and Safety||636.9||3.3||5.1||527.1||4.0||5.1||+109.8|
|Education and Training||395.8||2.0||2.4||375.1||2.9||2.2||+20.7|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||828.7||4.2||5.1||723.9||5.5||3.5||+104.7|
|Arts and Recreation Services||364.2||1.9||1.5||416.4||3.2||1.4||-52.2|
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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
The total total imports by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $6,455 million between 2007/08 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2007/08 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:
- Manufacturing (+$1,459 million)
- Mining (+$1,274 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$1,189 million)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$950 million)