In Toowoomba, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,715 million in 2017/18.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Toowoomba boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Regional Council.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total imports by industry sector|
|Toowoomba - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||124.8||2.0||2.8||113.9||2.0||3.4||+10.8||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||185.4||3.0||3.3||192.5||3.3||3.3||-7.1||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||102.4||1.7||3.5||96.5||1.7||3.1||+5.9||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||340.6||5.6||5.2||392.0||6.7||6.2||-51.5||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||317.7||5.2||4.0||255.8||4.4||3.7||+61.8||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||519.5||8.5||9.0||394.1||6.8||7.9||+125.4||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||33.5||0.5||0.6||26.9||0.5||0.5||+6.6||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||442.1||7.2||7.0||474.0||8.1||6.6||-31.9||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||185.1||3.0||1.4||189.8||3.3||1.8||-4.7||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||202.6||3.3||5.2||212.4||3.6||5.3||-9.7||24400||P|
|Education and Training||89.8||1.5||2.3||80.5||1.4||2.2||+9.3||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||147.4||2.4||4.6||114.6||2.0||3.6||+32.8||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||177.6||2.9||1.8||152.9||2.6||1.4||+24.7||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 imports by industry sectors in Toowoomba in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($2,715 million or 44.5%)
- Financial and Insurance Services ($519 million or 8.5%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($442 million or 7.2%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $3,676 million in total or 60.2% of the total imports by total industry in Toowoomba.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 39.3% in Manufacturing; 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 7.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major differences between total imports by industries in Toowoomba and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (44.5% compared to 39.3%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.4% compared to 4.6%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 5.2%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (1.7% compared to 3.5%)
The total imports by industries in Toowoomba increased by $284.2 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Toowoomba were for:
- Manufacturing (+$178 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$125 million)
- Mining (-$103 million)
- Information Media and Telecommunications (+$62 million)