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In Greater Sydney, Financial and Insurance Services had the largest total exports by industry, generating $67,684 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Greater Sydney 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
Greater Sydney2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing937.90.33.31,
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5,840.71.92.46,727.02.53.2-886.3
Wholesale Trade22,681.17.26.018,827.96.95.6+3,853.2
Retail Trade10,,601.22.82.7+2,432.8
Accommodation and Food Services8,403.22.73.06,370.52.32.8+2,032.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing27,807.48.98.226,,580.8
Information Media and Telecommunications25,,739.17.35.6+5,312.8
Financial and Insurance Services67,684.021.616.855,873.820.515.7+11,810.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,504.11.41.42,,401.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services35,444.611.39.225,669.89.47.5+9,774.7
Administrative and Support Services9,926.13.22.89,
Public Administration and Safety13,750.54.44.513,471.55.05.0+278.9
Education and Training11,388.63.63.88,494.13.13.3+2,894.5
Health Care and Social Assistance12,,,102.0
Arts and Recreation Services4,810.81.51.44,780.51.81.5+30.3
Other Services5,,422.41.61.7+873.3
Total industries313,090.2100.0100.0272,079.2100.0100.0+41,011.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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 Greater Sydney in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (67,684 million or 21.6%)
  • Manufacturing (44,231 million or 14.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (35,445 million or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 147,360 million in total or 47.1% of the total exports by industry in the Greater Sydney.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 16.8% in Financial and Insurance Services; 15.7% in Manufacturing and 9.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Greater Sydney and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (0.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (21.6% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.3% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Greater Sydney $increased by 41,011 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Greater Sydney were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$11,810 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$9,775 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$5,313 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$3,853 million)

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