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 $700 million in 2019/20.

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 Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing700.158.79.7896.967.811.8-196.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27.62.36.926.42.05.5+1.2
Wholesale Trade43.
Retail Trade11.
Accommodation and Food Services19.81.72.423.81.82.6-4.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing15.
Information Media and Telecommunications26.
Financial and Insurance Services17.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.
Administrative and Support Services8.
Public Administration and Safety11.
Education and Training13.
Health Care and Social Assistance9.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services5.
Total industries1,192.3100.0100.01,321.9100.0100.0-129.7

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 Mid North Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (700 million or 58.7%)
  • Manufacturing (250 million or 20.9%)
  • Wholesale Trade (44 million or 3.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 993 million in total or 83.3% of the total exports by industry in the Mid North Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 9.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 19.5% in Manufacturing and 5.0% 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 (58.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Public Administration and Safety (0.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Mid North Region $decreased by -130 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Mid North Region were for:

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$25 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$14 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$13 million)
  • Education and Training (+$9 million)

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