IDXChannel: Five sub-sectors in West Java are considered to need serious attention to revive the industry in West Java. The five sectors are expected to encourage even more significant multiplayer effects for the West Java economy.

The five sub-sectors are the textile and apparel industry; pharmaceutical chemical industry and traditional medicine; metal goods industry, computers, optical electronics and electrical equipment; machinery and equipment industry; and the transportation equipment industry.

The Chair of the West Java Economics Society (WJES) Research Team, Vera Intanie Dewi, said that based on the Study of the Pandemic Impact Map on the West Java Manufacturing Industry and its Solutions, many indicated that many industries were affected, especially as a result of PPKM. The perceived impact is generally in the form of a decrease in production capacity. The decline was due to reduced working hours and the number of workers, particularly in non-essential industries.

However, several leading sub-sectors need attention to accelerate their performance, namely the textile and apparel industry, the chemical-pharmaceutical industry and traditional medicine, the metal goods industry, computers, optical electronics and electrical equipment, the machinery and, and the transportation equipment industry. "The five sub-sectors have a major contribution to the West Java economy because they have forward linkages and backward linkages, as well as a greater mutilplier effect than other industrial sub-sectors," he said, Monday (17/1/2022).

 

The five sub-sectors have more than one driving force and attraction value. This shows that the sector plays a role in the development of other industrial sectors. In addition, from increasing the output produced and increasing people's income, the five sectors also have a more significant influence than other sectors. Thus, this sector is highly recommended in its business development policy as a profit sector.

The leading sub-sector manufactures metal goods, computers, electronic goods, optics and electrical equipment. This sector has the highest linkage value in both push and pull.

"This sub-sector has a large output multiplier of 2.303938, a revenue multiplier of 0.166969 and contributes to total output. The Gross Total Value and final demand value are the first and above the sector average," he said.


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