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In Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $4,685 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing460.42.83.8341.82.34.2+118.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services727.34.43.3628.64.23.2+98.7
Wholesale Trade800.84.94.0707.14.74.1+93.7
Retail Trade479.02.92.8450.23.02.8+28.7
Accommodation and Food Services890.75.43.5994.16.63.7-103.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,162.413.17.02,426.516.28.4-264.1
Information Media and Telecommunications727.34.44.4500.03.33.9+227.2
Financial and Insurance Services2,376.614.410.41,721.111.59.6+655.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services140.70.90.6127.20.90.7+13.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services588.63.66.5438.32.95.8+150.3
Administrative and Support Services384.62.32.0197.81.31.9+186.9
Public Administration and Safety502.43.14.8469.23.15.4+33.2
Education and Training376.42.32.4728.04.92.8-351.6
Health Care and Social Assistance606.23.74.6544.53.63.5+61.8
Arts and Recreation Services132.50.81.8142.61.01.9-10.0
Other Services87.30.51.353.30.41.4+33.9
Total industries16,456.4100.0100.014,951.1100.0100.0+1,505.4

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 imports by industry sectors in Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($4,685 million or 28.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($2,377 million or 14.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($2,162 million or 13.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,224 million in total or 56.1% of the total imports by industry in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 32.2% in Manufacturing; 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (13.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (14.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (28.5% compared to 32.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by $1,505 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$656 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$409 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$227 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$187 million)

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