Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 900 operating establishments were engaged in industrial related activities (covering Manufacturing and Electricity, Gas & Water Supply) in Macao in 2019, representing a decrease of 16 year-on-year. Total number of persons engaged grew by 124 to 12,553. Receipts of these establishments amounted to MOP11.69 billion in 2019, with Value of Production accounting for MOP11.55 billion (98.8% of total), both of which recorded an increase of 5.0%. Expenditure of these establishments rose by 7.7% to MOP8.64 billion, mainly driven by a 9.3% growth in Compensation of Employees; besides, Intermediate Consumption went up by 7.1%. As the increase in expenditure was greater than that in receipts, Gross Surplus of the sector dropped by 1.9% year-on-year to MOP3.05 billion in 2019. Gross Value Added that measures the sectoral contribution to the economy grew by 2.7% to MOP5.41 billion, while Gross Fixed Capital Formation declined by 10.0% to MOP1.74 billion.
There were 894 establishments that were related to the Manufacturing sector, down by 16 year-on-year; meanwhile, number of persons engaged rose by 1.2% to 11,448. Receipts of the Manufacturing sector edged up by 0.1% year-on-year to MOP7.17 billion, whereas Expenditure grew by 0.4% to MOP6.23 billion. Gross Surplus of the sector dropped by 1.7% to MOP943 million while Gross Value Added increased by 1.3% to MOP2.58 billion. Gross Fixed Capital Formation of the sector declined by 17.0% to MOP 268 million.
Within the Manufacturing sector, Receipts of Manufacture of Food Products & Beverages went up by 13.1% year-on-year to MOP2.98 billion and Expenditure rose by 15.6% to MOP2.41 billion; Gross Surplus and Gross Value Added of the industry saw respective growth of 3.6% and 5.9%. Moreover, Receipts (MOP565 million) and Expenditure (MOP493 million) of Manufacture of Wearing Apparel rose by 39.8% and 47.6% respectively, on account of an increase in orders from abroad; Gross Surplus and Gross Value Added grew by 2.6% and 8.3% respectively. On the other hand, Receipts of Manufacture of Cement & Concrete dropped by 17.9% to MOP990 million in 2019, marking the fifth consecutive year of decline, which was ascribable to the decreasing demand for cement and concrete resulting from a decrease in number of local large-scale construction projects. Expenditure, Gross Valued Added and Gross Surplus of the industry slid by 17.3%, 15.4% and 21.7% respectively.
As regards the Electricity, Gas & Water Supply sector, number of establishments remained at 6 while number of persons engaged dropped by 0.6% year-on-year to 1,105. With increased local electricity production, which drove up the consumption of natural gas used for electricity generation, Receipts of the sector grew by 13.8% year-on-year to MOP4.52 billion. Moreover, Expenditure went up by 32.4% to MOP2.41 billion, of which costs of raw materials used (MOP1.24 billion) rose by 38.3%. Gross Surplus of the sector dropped by 2.0% to MOP2.10 billion while Gross Value Added (MOP2.83 billion) went up by 4.0%. Gross Fixed Capital Formation of the sector declined by 8.5% to MOP1.48 billion.
(Statistics and Census Service)
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