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Exports

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,081 million in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing93.21.85.8204.55.48.3-111.3
Mining346.86.631.981.52.225.0+265.4
Manufacturing1,080.920.516.2699.918.621.4+381.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70.31.33.049.71.32.9+20.6
Construction36.90.70.226.90.70.2+10.0
Wholesale Trade388.77.43.8229.06.14.0+159.6
Retail Trade504.79.62.6404.110.72.8+100.6
Accommodation and Food Services538.210.22.9477.212.73.2+61.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing381.87.29.8325.78.69.3+56.1
Information Media and Telecommunications86.71.61.040.81.10.7+46.0
Financial and Insurance Services223.94.22.9164.44.42.6+59.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services253.84.81.2152.64.01.2+101.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services152.22.93.0134.83.64.1+17.5
Administrative and Support Services70.81.31.197.72.60.9-26.9
Public Administration and Safety45.30.94.741.51.14.7+3.8
Education and Training440.08.33.1186.85.03.0+253.2
Health Care and Social Assistance304.95.84.3205.15.43.2+99.8
Arts and Recreation Services142.42.71.1101.32.71.2+41.1
Other Services121.82.31.2144.13.81.3-22.3
Total industries5,283.4100.0100.03,767.6100.0100.0+1,515.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,081 million or 20.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (538 million or 10.2%)
  • Retail Trade (505 million or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,124 million in total or 40.2% of the total exports by industry in the the Sunshine Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 16.2% in Manufacturing; 2.9% in Accommodation and Food Services and 2.6% in Retail Trade.

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 (6.6% compared to 31.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (10.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Retail Trade (9.6% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Education and Training (8.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Sunshine Coast Council area $increased by 1,516 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Sunshine Coast Council area were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$381 million)
  • Mining (+$265 million)
  • Education and Training (+$253 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$160 million)

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