The waste export data viewer is designed to make waste export data more accessible for industry, governments and the public. Search Australia’s waste exports, by jurisdiction, material type and tonnages. You can also view which waste exports are regulated and the quantity exported over time. The viewer represents financial year data from 2017-18 to 2021-22 and recent monthly data from July 2023 until the end of March 2023.
The viewer presents data on exports of waste and recycled materials.The Australian Bureau of Statistics collects this data as part of a series on Australia’s trade with other countries.
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For help using the viewer, see our user guides below:
- Waste export data viewer - User guide (PDF 1.83MB)
- Waste export data viewer - User guide (DOCX 3.00MB)
- User guide video
Welcome to the Waste Export Data Viewer. The Viewer presents data on waste and recovered material exports which are collected as part of a series of Australia’s trade with other countries. More information can be found in the ‘About the data’ page of the viewer.
This instructional video shows how to navigate the Waste Export Data Viewer and interact with charts and data.
Let’s get started.
The ‘Overview’ page displays headline waste export figures by financial year and material category.
At the top of the page, you’ll find two tabs: ‘Financial Year comparison’ or ‘Recent monthly data’. Clicking on the tab will switch between the two pages.
You can also select the measure of exported core waste displayed on the visuals by selecting an option in the top right of the page; either by tonnes or Australian dollars. Core waste shows figures relating to the waste sector only.
The Overview page has two separate views. The ‘Financial Year comparison’ view will only show information where a full financial year of data exists.
The map shows exported core waste by destination and financial year. Use the buttons across the top of the map to see quantities of exported materials across all financial years or to focus on one year. Hover over a dot on the map to see more information about the material type and measure.
The line graph displays exported core waste by financial year and material category. Hovering over a point on the line graph will bring up an information box. Selecting a point on the graph will cross-filter the below bar chart and the interactive map.
The bar graph displays the top 5 waste categories by financial year. Selecting a segment on the bar graph will change the figures on the line graph. Holding down the ‘control’ button will allow you to select more than one segment. To reset the graphs to the default view, click on any blank area of the graph.
Selecting ‘Recent monthly data’ switches to the most recent year to date data available – which may not be a full financial year – this data is shown monthly by material group.
Headline figures are displayed in the four cards across the top of the page. These are: exported waste (tonnes), exported waste (AUD), change in tonnes from previous month, and change in AUD from previous month. These have been designed to interact with the graph and table below.
The measure filter for tonnes and Australian Dollars will cross-filter both of these figures but won’t affect the information displayed on the cards.
The bar graph displays the quantity of material exported broken down monthly. Hover over the segments on the bar graph to display an information box. Selecting a segment on the bar chart will cross-filter the cards above and show the tonnes and dollar value for that segment, as well as change in both from the previous month of data. To return to the default view, click on any blank area of the graph.
On the left-hand side of the page, you can filter for a particular month or multiple months by clicking on the boxes. To select multiple months, hold down the control key and click on the months you want to see. To reset the graph to the default view click ‘select all’ and again to deselect all.
Below the bar graph is a table of exported core waste for the current financial year-to-date.
Hover over a figure on the table to see the destination information for that material.
Selecting an item on the table will change the headline figures and bar graph above.
At the bottom of the viewer are four navigational buttons:
- All Waste Exports
- RAWR Act Materials
- About the data
The ‘National waste exports’ page shows all waste exports by jurisdiction, waste type and destination, for waste export data collected in 2017 - 2022.
Across the top are selections to filter by Material Group, jurisdiction and financial year.
Underneath the filters are two charts.
The first chart shows the amount of waste exported by material group. Hovering over any of the segments in this chart will display the quantities exported to particular destinations of that material.
The second chart shows a stacked bar chart of waste exported by material group broken down monthly . Hovering over a segment on the graph will display an information box showing the figures for the amount exported of that waste in that month.
Selecting a segment on either of these charts will adjust the information displayed on all visuals. To clear your selection click on any blank area within the chart.
The Sankey diagram visual shows exported waste by jurisdiction of origin and destination, with the thickness of the lines connecting origin and destination representing larger quantities of exports.
By hovering over a section of the Sankey diagram you can highlight information about the material group, its jurisdiction of origin and destination.
To view in full screen, click on the focus button. Click on the ‘back to report’ button to return to the viewer.
A tree explorer visual is available by clicking the button above the Sankey diagram.
The decomposition tree enables you to conduct your own analysis of waste exports by origin and destination. The analysis fields available are waste material group, jurisdiction and destination. You can make your selection in any order by clicking on the plus button next to the black data bar. Click on the cross to remove your existing selection or view another analysis pathway.
Let’s move onto the RAWR Act materials page. On the navigation pane select ‘RAWR Act materials’.
RAWR Act is shorthand for the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020. On the ‘RAWR Act material page’ you will find an overview of data related to The Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020. The RAWR Act and related rules, regulate the export of glass, plastic, and tyres. Paper and cardboard will be regulated from 1 July 2024.
There are four global filters across top of the page: AHECC Code, material group, jurisdiction of origin and financial year. For more information about AHECC Codes click on the link in the information bubble or visit the ‘About the data’ page.
To clear the filters and changes made to your view of the data, select the eraser button near the filters.
Below the filters are four charts. Each chart shows the quantity of material exported by Financial year, showing for each RAWR Act material, the amount of material exported since restrictions came into force – noting that Paper and cardboard exports will be regulated from 1 July 2024. The shaded out bars represent exports pre-restrictions and the shaded in bars the exports that have occurred post-restrictions.
Hover over a segment on any chart to display an information box with the material and amount of regulated or non-regulated waste exports.
Scroll down the page further to see a table that displays data at the AHECC Code level – each export waste consignment is allocated to one of these codes, see the description of applicable AHECC codes in this table. The table and charts have been designed to interact with one another, so when you click on a segment in the chart it will filter the results in the table, and selecting a row in the table will highlight the corresponding bar in the chart above. This allows users to see which AHECC codes are included in each waste category, and match to the descriptions provided in the table. Click on a blank area of the table to reset to the default view.
Let’s move onto the ‘About the data’ page. On the navigation pane select ‘About the data’.
The ‘About the data’ page provides additional information about the data displayed in the Waste Export Data Viewer. Here you can find key definitions and information on the various categories of waste.
We encourage you to visit the Waste Exports data page on the Department’s website to view the full reports and summaries of the data collected.
You can use the navigation pane to move through the pages and return to the Overview.
Thank you for watching, we hope you enjoy using the Waste Export Data Viewer.
For more information, visit Waste exports.