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In Greater Sydney, Financial and Insurance Services had the largest total exports by industry, generating $70,652 million in 2019/20.

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 Sydney2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing694.00.23.1832.40.34.6-138.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7,750.12.32.96,410.52.32.9+1,339.5
Wholesale Trade24,,660.07.05.5+4,546.8
Retail Trade9,,952.92.52.3+2,143.2
Accommodation and Food Services8,778.22.62.87,530.92.72.9+1,247.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing33,923.010.08.925,707.19.28.3+8,215.8
Information Media and Telecommunications26,320.57.86.118,682.86.75.0+7,637.7
Financial and Insurance Services70,652.320.916.160,821.021.816.1+9,831.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,543.81.31.32,,244.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services40,778.312.19.729,829.710.78.3+10,948.6
Administrative and Support Services10,388.23.12.79,899.13.53.2+489.2
Public Administration and Safety12,841.13.83.912,563.84.54.4+277.3
Education and Training12,476.73.73.810,,307.8
Health Care and Social Assistance12,400.13.73.98,986.13.23.2+3,414.0
Arts and Recreation Services5,,562.01.61.3+488.3
Other Services3,705.01.11.23,553.31.31.2+151.7
Total industries338,347.9100.0100.0278,962.7100.0100.0+59,385.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 (70,652 million or 20.9%)
  • Manufacturing (51,357 million or 15.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (40,778 million or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 162,788 million in total or 48.1% of the total exports by industry in the Greater Sydney.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 16.1% in Financial and Insurance Services; 16.6% in Manufacturing and 9.7% 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 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (20.9% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.1% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Greater Sydney $increased by 59,385 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Greater Sydney were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$10,949 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$9,831 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$8,216 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$7,638 million)

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