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Business Tendency Statistics First Quarter 2018

Release Date : Wednesday 28, February 2018 1200

 

FORECAST OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER 2018

The business performance in the first quarter of 2018 is expected to increase with confidence indicator +12.3 per cent contributed by industry (+11.9%), construction (+1.1%) and services (+20.6%).

 

 

FORECAST OF GROSS REVENUE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

The gross revenue in the first quarter of 2018 is expected to increase with a net balance of +18.1 per cent which 30.4 per cent of establishments expected an increase while 12.3 per cent of establishments foresee a decrease.

In terms of number of employees, 25.2 per cent of establishments predict an increase while, 13.2 per cent of establishments predict a decrease in the first quarter of 2018 which led to a net balance of +12.0 per cent.

 

CURRENT SITUATION OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER 2017

The current situation of business performance in the fourth quarter 2017 still positive with an overall net balance +10.6 per cent. The increase was contributed by industry (+7.1%), construction (+2.2%), wholesale & retail trade (+2.2%) and services (+22.5%).

 

 

GROSS REVENUE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES   

The gross revenue for fourth quarter of 2017 increased with a net balance of +22.1 per cent whereby 34.3 per cent establishments reported an increase while, 12.2 per cent of establishments reported a decline.

In terms of number of employees, 25.6 per cent of establishments indicated an increase in employment while, 14.8 per cent of establishments reported a decrease. Overall, a net balance of +10.8 per cent for the number of employees were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to +18.0 per cent in the previous quarter.

 

 

EXPECTATIONS OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE JANUARY-JUNE 2018

The business performance in January to June 2018 is expected to increase with a net balance of +17.1 per cent. All sectors namely industry, construction, wholesale & retail trade and services are expected to increase with the net balance of +15.4 per cent, +17.4 per cent, +7.5 per cent and +25.0 per cent respectively.

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA

28 February 2018

Contact person:

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]stats.gov.my

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