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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 $5,734 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2017/182014/15Change
Industry
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$m%Queensland%$m%Queensland%2014/15 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing247.11.72.8281.01.93.5-33.9
Mining-258.3-1.73.2530.73.75.8-789.0
Manufacturing5,733.738.739.35,295.436.737.4+438.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services411.72.83.3428.83.03.3-17.1
Construction0.00.00.00.00.00.00
Wholesale Trade796.95.43.8727.95.03.6+69.0
Retail Trade382.32.61.7335.42.31.7+47.0
Accommodation and Food Services418.72.83.5392.62.73.4+26.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing818.45.55.2832.65.85.7-14.3
Information Media and Telecommunications617.44.24.0539.83.73.7+77.6
Financial and Insurance Services1,681.111.39.01,337.39.39.0+343.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services122.10.80.667.20.50.5+54.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,228.58.37.01,211.38.46.2+17.2
Administrative and Support Services353.62.41.4411.82.91.8-58.2
Public Administration and Safety495.73.35.2435.23.05.1+60.6
Education and Training356.22.42.3364.82.52.2-8.7
Health Care and Social Assistance785.45.34.6662.74.64.0+122.8
Arts and Recreation Services490.83.31.8405.22.81.6+85.6
Other Services151.91.01.3171.91.21.6-20.0

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, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 3.2% Manufacturing, Queensland: 39.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 3.3% Construction, Queensland: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 1.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 3.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 4.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 9.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 5.2% Education and Training, Queensland: 2.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 4.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.8% Other Services, Queensland: 1.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.7% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.7% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 38.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.8% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.0% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.4% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.2% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.3% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.3% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.3% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.0%
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, 2014/15 to 2017/18
Change in total imports by industry sector, 2014/15 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$33.9 million Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$789.0 million Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$438.3 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$17.1 million Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0 million Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$69.0 million Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$47.0 million Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$26.0 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$14.3 million Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$77.6 million Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$343.8 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$54.9 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$17.2 million Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$58.2 million Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$60.6 million Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$8.7 million Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$122.8 million Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$85.6 million Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$20.0 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,734 million or 38.7%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,681 million or 11.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,228 million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,643 million in total or 58.3% of the total imports by total industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 39.3% in Manufacturing; 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 7.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (11.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (5.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (-1.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The total imports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $401.7 million between 2014/15 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (-$789 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$438 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$344 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$123 million)

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