In the Limestone Coast region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,577 million in 2018/19.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Limestone Coast region Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Limestone Coast region||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||South Australia||$m||%||South Australia||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,577.1||49.0||9.4||1,737.9||52.0||11.1||-160.8|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||57.1||1.8||6.4||18.1||0.5||4.7||+39.0|
|Accommodation and Food Services||52.4||1.6||2.4||68.2||2.0||2.6||-15.8|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||78.9||2.4||6.0||128.0||3.8||6.9||-49.1|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||17.6||0.5||3.6||5.2||0.2||2.5||+12.4|
|Financial and Insurance Services||14.6||0.5||8.4||14.6||0.4||7.3||+0.0|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||7.5||0.2||0.7||8.3||0.2||0.7||-0.8|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||14.0||0.4||4.2||10.1||0.3||3.5||+3.8|
|Administrative and Support Services||6.6||0.2||1.1||5.8||0.2||1.1||+0.9|
|Public Administration and Safety||16.8||0.5||7.2||9.5||0.3||7.1||+7.3|
|Education and Training||76.0||2.4||5.4||54.5||1.6||4.5||+21.4|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||45.0||1.4||9.6||25.7||0.8||7.2||+19.3|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1.6||0.0||0.8||2.5||0.1||1.0||-0.9|
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 Limestone Coast region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,577 million or 49.0%)
- Manufacturing ($962 million or 29.9%)
- Retail Trade ($118 million or 3.7%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $2,657 million in total or 82.5% of the total imports by industry in the the Limestone Coast region.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 9.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 18.6% in Manufacturing and 4.1% in Retail Trade.
The major differences between total imports by industries of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (49.0% compared to 9.4%)
- A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (29.9% compared to 18.6%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (1.4% compared to 9.6%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.5% compared to 8.4%)
The total total imports by industry in the Limestone Coast region decreased by $-118 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Limestone Coast region were for:
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$39 million)
- Other Services (+$23 million)
- Education and Training (+$21 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$19 million)