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Imports

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $4,341 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Sunshine Coast Council area 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
Sunshine Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing134.71.33.1201.22.04.0-66.5
Mining313.72.97.0436.44.46.4-122.7
Manufacturing4,341.540.835.14,002.840.037.9+338.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services507.04.83.7340.23.43.1+166.8
Construction000000--
Wholesale Trade327.33.13.0268.62.73.4+58.7
Retail Trade90.90.92.291.30.92.1-0.4
Accommodation and Food Services329.03.12.9268.42.73.0+60.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing639.06.04.6620.36.25.3+18.7
Information Media and Telecommunications520.94.93.7462.14.63.6+58.8
Financial and Insurance Services647.86.110.0696.87.08.1-49.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services55.20.50.743.10.40.5+12.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services556.25.26.5571.05.76.4-14.8
Administrative and Support Services186.51.81.6205.02.02.0-18.5
Public Administration and Safety1,002.09.45.1941.09.44.9+61.0
Education and Training159.91.52.4162.41.62.1-2.5
Health Care and Social Assistance281.72.65.1213.72.13.8+68.0
Arts and Recreation Services122.71.21.5140.71.41.4-18.1
Other Services431.44.11.7353.23.52.0+78.2
Total industries10,647.3100.0100.010,018.2100.0100.0+629.1

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

  • Manufacturing ($4,341 million or 40.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($1,002 million or 9.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($648 million or 6.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,991 million in total or 56.3% of the total imports by industry in the the Sunshine Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 35.1% in Manufacturing; 5.1% in Public Administration and Safety and 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (40.8% compared to 35.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (9.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (6.1% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Sunshine Coast Council area increased by $629 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$339 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$167 million)
  • Other Services (+$78 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$68 million)

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