FORECAST OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE FOR THE SECOND QUARTER 2018
The business performance in the second quarter of 2018 is expected to continue increasing with confidence indicator +7.8 per cent, mainly in industry (+9.9%), wholesale & retail trade (+7.4%) and services (+8.6%) sectors.
Expectations of Gross Revenue and Number of Employees
Gross revenue in the second quarter of 2018 is expected to continue rising with 34.0 per cent of establishments expected an increase while 11.4 per cent of establishments foresee a decrease. Net balance recorded is +22.6 per cent.
In terms of number of employees, 8.7 per cent of establishments predicted an increase while 7.9 per cent of establishments expected a decrease in the second quarter of 2018 which led to a net balance of +0.8 per cent.
CURRENT SITUATION OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST QUARTER 2018
The current situation of business performance registered a decrease with an overall net balance of all sectors -1.2 per cent in the first quarter 2018. The decrease was contributed by industry (-3.1%), construction (-31.1%) and wholesale & retail trade (-1.5%).
Gross Revenue and Number of Employees
The gross revenue for the first quarter of 2018 increased with a net balance of +2.6 per cent whereby 26.0 per cent of establishments reported an increase while 23.4 per cent of establishments reported a decline.
In terms of number of employees, 11.8 per cent of establishments indicated an increase, while 12.9 per cent of establishments reported a decrease. Meanwhile, 75.3 per cent of establishments reported that the number of employees remained the same. Overall, a net balance of -1.1 per cent was recorded for the number of employees in the first quarter 2018.
EXPECTATIONS OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE APRIL-SEPTEMBER 2018
Expectations of the business performance is continue positive with a net balance of +4.4 per cent in April to September 2018. Wholesale & retail trade and services sectors are expected to increase with a net balance of +9.5 per cent and +15.3 per cent, respectively. In contrary, industry and construction sectors recorded a decrease with a net balance of -0.3 per cent and -26.6 per cent, respectively.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
31 May 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]dosm.gov.my