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In Toowoomba, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $3,194 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Toowoomba 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
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,106.812.95.4906.315.56.9+200.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services398.04.63.7238.14.13.5+160.0
Wholesale Trade208.12.43.8232.84.04.1-24.7
Retail Trade173.42.03.6213.33.73.7-40.0
Accommodation and Food Services220.32.63.3192.13.33.7+28.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing437.85.19.9452.47.810.5-14.6
Information Media and Telecommunications25.00.30.892.81.60.8-67.8
Financial and Insurance Services83.21.03.463.41.12.8+19.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services27.70.30.7161.12.81.2-133.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services74.80.93.562.01.13.8+12.8
Administrative and Support Services47.
Public Administration and Safety315.03.75.2311.05.35.7+4.0
Education and Training411.24.83.7312.45.43.6+98.8
Health Care and Social Assistance367.
Arts and Recreation Services41.10.51.335.80.61.5+5.3
Other Services139.41.61.9198.03.42.0-58.6
Total industries8,607.1100.0100.05,830.6100.0100.0+2,776.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in Toowoomba in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($3,194 million or 37.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,324 million or 15.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,107 million or 12.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,625 million in total or 65.4% of the total imports by industry in the Toowoomba.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 27.1% in Mining; 15.2% in Manufacturing and 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Toowoomba and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (37.1% compared to 27.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (5.1% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.9% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Toowoomba increased by $2,777 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$2,098 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$276 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$201 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$185 million)

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