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Exports

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $899 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Sunshine Coast Council area boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
Sunshine Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing420.17.05.4214.55.46.9+205.6
Mining227.43.827.161.91.619.6+165.4
Manufacturing899.315.115.2625.015.722.2+274.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services51.40.93.748.41.23.5+3.0
Construction27.50.50.222.50.60.3+5.0
Wholesale Trade169.72.83.8203.55.14.1-33.9
Retail Trade842.114.13.6528.413.33.7+313.7
Accommodation and Food Services503.68.43.3522.813.13.7-19.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing523.18.89.9359.89.010.5+163.4
Information Media and Telecommunications117.22.00.836.30.90.8+80.8
Financial and Insurance Services307.55.13.4116.02.92.8+191.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services56.30.90.7139.93.51.2-83.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services220.03.73.5123.83.13.8+96.2
Administrative and Support Services198.03.32.181.82.11.0+116.2
Public Administration and Safety47.20.85.239.81.05.7+7.4
Education and Training288.94.83.7232.35.83.6+56.6
Health Care and Social Assistance721.112.15.1245.26.23.1+475.9
Arts and Recreation Services121.32.01.3136.73.41.5-15.4
Other Services232.73.91.9239.56.02.0-6.8
Total industries5,974.2100.0100.03,978.3100.0100.0+1,996.0

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 exports by industry sectors in the Sunshine Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (899 million or 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (842 million or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (721 million or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,462 million in total or 41.2% of the total exports by industry in the the Sunshine Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 15.2% in Manufacturing; 3.6% in Retail Trade and 5.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Sunshine Coast Council area and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (3.8% compared to 27.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Retail Trade (14.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (12.1% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (8.4% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Sunshine Coast Council area $increased by 1,996 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Sunshine Coast Council area were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$476 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$314 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$274 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$206 million)

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