RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region


In Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $479 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Mid North Region 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
Mid North Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing479.350.39.4617.459.411.1-138.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services24.12.56.423.02.24.7+1.1
Wholesale Trade44.44.75.521.82.14.3+22.6
Retail Trade14.
Accommodation and Food Services15.51.62.418.01.72.6-2.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing13.
Information Media and Telecommunications3.
Financial and Insurance Services4.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.
Administrative and Support Services3.
Public Administration and Safety12.
Education and Training22.32.35.411.91.14.5+10.4
Health Care and Social Assistance5.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services11.
Total industries952.3100.0100.01,039.9100.0100.0-87.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Mid North Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (479 million or 50.3%)
  • Manufacturing (267 million or 28.1%)
  • Wholesale Trade (44 million or 4.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 791 million in total or 83.1% of the total exports by industry in the Mid North Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 9.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 18.6% in Manufacturing and 5.5% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (50.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (28.1% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.5% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Mid North Region $decreased by -88 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Mid North Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$25 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$23 million)
  • Education and Training (+$10 million)
  • Other Services (+$5 million)

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