Results of the Industrial Survey 2009

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the slow economic recovery and sluggish external demand caused the Value of Industrial Production & Other Receipts of Macao to post a protracted decline of 26.5% year-on-year to MOP10.69 billion in 2009. Gross Value Added that measures the sectoral contribution to the economy amounted to MOP3.18 billion, down by 11.4% year-on-year; besides, Intermediate Consumption decreased by 31.5% to MOP7.51 billion, and Gross Fixed Capital Formation fell by 32.3% to MOP993 million. In 2009, there were 1,008 establishments operating in industrial production, a decrease of 44 over 2008; total number of persons engaged dropped by 23.1% to 19,289. Value of Industrial Production of the Manufacturing sector amounted to MOP7.62 billion in 2009, down by 33.0% year-on-year. Manufacture of Wearing Apparel and Textiles, the two major traditional export-oriented industries slackened off, with Value of Production decreasing by 42.4% and 37.1% from 2008 to MOP3.53 billion and MOP1.03 billion respectively. On the contrary, Value of Production of some new emerging industries saw year-on-year increase, of which that of Manufacture of Food Products & Beverages rose by 5.9% to MOP672 million, and Publishing & Printing went up by 2.6% to MOP562 million. In addition, Gross Value Added of the Manufacturing sector dropped by 22.2% year-on-year to MOP1.67 billion, and Intermediate Consumption registered a decrease of 34.2%. Meanwhile, Value of Industrial Production of Electricity, Gas & Water Supply totalled MOP2.89 billion in 2009, down by 6.7% year-on-year; Intermediate Consumption dropped by 16.7% to MOP1.39 billion; while Gross Value Added rose by 4.9% to MOP1.50 billion.

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