The $101b industry: Which manufacturers are exporting the most?

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Australia’s $101 billion export industry is expanding, according to a breakdown of statistics obtained by Manufacturers’ Monthly. Here, we break down the industry into its fastest-growing export sectors, including those countries that rely on Australian production the most and, vice versa, which countries are importing to Australia in bulk.

Read more: The art of exporting Australian-made


Australian manufacturing exports ($m) – IBIS World

Food Product:

2007: 19,495.1
2012: 17,543.4
2017: 26,658.4
Five-year growth CAGR: 8.7%
Most imports – origin: New Zealand
Most exports – destination: Japan


Beverages

2007: 3,844.0
2012: 2,229.7
2017: 2,723.9
Five-year growth CAGR: 4.1%
Most imports – origin: New Zealand
Most exports – destination: China


Textile, Leather, Clothing and Footwear

2007: 1,939.8
2012: 1,949.8
2017: 2,112.9
Five-year growth CAGR: 1.6%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: China


Wood Product

2007: 1,570.4
2012: 955.7
2017: 1,450.8
Five-year growth CAGR: 8.7%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: China


Pulp, Paper and Converted Paper Product

2007: 1,307.0
2012: 1,130.8
2017: 1,299.5
Five-year growth CAGR: 2.8%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: New Zealand


Printing (Including the Reproduction of Recorded Media)

2007: 265.4
2012: 190.0
2017: 85.0
Five-year growth CAGR: -14.9%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: New Zealand


Petroleum and Coal Product

2007: 4,152.5
2012: 3,588.3
2017: 2,052.1
Five-year growth CAGR: -10.6%
Most imports – origin: Singapore
Most exports – destination: Ship & Aircraft


Basic Chemical and Chemical Product

2007: 8,119.9
2012: 7,198.3
2017: 6,968.3
Five-year growth CAGR: -0.6%
Most imports – origin: US
Most exports – destination: China


Polymer Product and Rubber Product

2007: 1,291.5
2012: 1,026.2
2017: 1,204.8
Five-year growth CAGR: 3.3%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: New Zealand


Non-Metallic Mineral Product

2007: 350.3
2012: 230.1
2017: 250.0
Five-year growth CAGR: 1.7%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: New Zealand


Primary Metal and Metal Product

2007: 39,601.8
2012: 35,459.1
2017: 34,387.3
Five-year growth CAGR: -0.6%
Most imports – origin: Japan
Most exports – destination: Hong Kong


Fabricated Metal Product

2007: 1,509.6
2012: 1,193.7
2017: 1,488.1
Five-year growth CAGR: 4.5%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: New Zealand


Transport Equipment

2007: 6,312.6
2012: 4,437.4
2017: 5,201.1
Five-year growth CAGR: 3.2%
Most imports – origin: Japan
Most exports – destination: US


Machinery and Equipment

2007: 11,490.2
2012: 11,636.6
2017: 13,413.4
Five-year growth CAGR: 2.9%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: New Zealand


Furniture and Other

2007: 1,340.0
2012: 2,195.3
2017: 2,364.0
Five-year growth CAGR: 1.5%
Most imports – origin: China
Most exports – destination: US


Total Manufacturing

2007: 102,590.1
2012: 90,964.4
2017: 101,659.6
Five-year growth CAGR: 2.2%