In Toowoomba, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,474 million in 2017/18.
Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Toowoomba boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Regional Council to countries outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total exports by industry sector|
|Toowoomba - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,195.1||19.0||6.8||717.2||15.9||6.7||+477.9||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||428.0||6.8||4.4||366.8||8.2||5.0||+61.2||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||240.5||3.8||3.5||224.9||5.0||4.3||+15.6||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||538.5||8.5||10.7||490.6||10.9||13.6||+47.9||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||15.7||0.2||0.9||17.2||0.4||0.6||-1.5||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||56.4||0.9||3.6||50.0||1.1||2.7||+6.4||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||49.2||0.8||1.2||41.2||0.9||1.2||+8.0||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||58.8||0.9||4.1||34.3||0.8||4.0||+24.6||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||27.4||0.4||2.3||12.4||0.3||0.8||+15.0||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||237.4||3.8||6.5||210.2||4.7||6.3||+27.2||24400||P|
|Education and Training||314.6||5.0||3.6||291.6||6.5||3.0||+23.0||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||355.5||5.6||4.4||143.1||3.2||3.1||+212.4||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||4.7||0.1||1.6||7.8||0.2||1.7||-3.1||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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
An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in Toowoomba in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining ($1,474 million or 23.4%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,195 million or 19.0%)
- Manufacturing ($853 million or 13.5%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $3,522 million in total or 55.9% of the total exports by total industry in Toowoomba.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 22.3% in Mining; 6.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 15.7% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between total exports by industries in Toowoomba and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.0% compared to 6.8%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.9% compared to 4.1%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Public Administration and Safety (3.8% compared to 6.5%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 3.6%)
The total exports by industries in Toowoomba increased by $1,800.3 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in total exports by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Toowoomba were for:
- Mining (+$1,164 million)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$478 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$212 million)
- Manufacturing (-$188 million)