Provides estimates of the type of goods and services purchased from outside your area and highlights the local industries that are importing. These imports represent ‘gaps’ in local supply chains thereby identifying potential opportunities to replace imports with local production and grow the economy.
The Gap Analysis Module focuses on domestic imports as this represents local demand for goods and services where the supply is feasible in the context of the Australian economy. It may be possible to replace a proportion of these domestic imports with local production. This module automates and organises the process of identifying potential opportunities for import replacement, value-adding and job creation.
Gap analysis poses the following question – Why not here?
If these goods and services are available elsewhere in Australia then why can’t we produce them here?
Gaps in supply chains are identified and quantified from two perspectives: demand side and supply side. Demand side analysis quantifies the expenditure by industry sectors in the area on imported goods and services from the rest of Australia. Supply side analysis quantifies the sales by industry sectors in the rest of Australia to the area, providing insights into the major types of goods and service imported into the local economy. This analysis captures demand in the area for goods and services where current local supply is insufficient.
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Robina QLD 4226
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About UsAt REMPLAN we are a team of economists, demographers and software developers. We develop online analytical tools and information resources for economic development and planning practitioners in local, state and federal government agencies, consulting firms, university researchers and students.