Portaltiga.com: Results of Business Survey (SKDU) indicates the performance of the business in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased compared to the previous quarter. This is reflected in the realization of business activity indicator value weighted net balance (SBT) was 16.47% higher than the 2.93% in the third quarter-2015.
Chief Representative of Bank Indonesia, Benny Setiawan said the increase in business activity was driven by an increase in optimism in almost all sectors with an average of unused production capacity in the fourth quarter of 2015 at the level of 82.29%. In addition, the ability of the business world in resolving their debt obligations also showed improvement, reflected in increased profitability conditions of Net Balance (SB) 10.54% in the previous quarter became 27.56%.
“By sector, East Java 3 main sectors, namely agriculture, manufacturing and trade, hotels and restaurants (PHR) observed increased respectively by 3.51 points, 3.26 points and 3.78 points.” He said on the sidelines’ Lunch Break Season “with reporters in Surabaya Bank Building, on Friday (01.22.16).
He explained, moments of Christmas Day and New Year optimism is suspected to be driving the business world who believe domestic demand is still high. Subsectors paper and printing as well as cement and non-metal mineral products become the main driver of the increase in the quarter.
Still positive expectations for economic activity in East Java in the first quarter of 2016 is also reflected in the production capacity was relatively stable from 82.80% in the third quarter of 2015 to 82.29% in the fourth quarter of 2015.
In the manufacturing sector, Benny added, tends to increase the production capacity from 70.49% to 76.52% mainly due to the increase in cement sub-sector and non-metal mineral products, wooden items and other forest products, chemicals and rubber products, as well as metals subsector basic, Iron & Steel.
“Expectations of businessmen on economic activity in the first quarter of 2016 is estimated to remain optimistic. This optimism is mainly supported by the increase in the PHR sector by 3:05 points, followed by processing industry and agriculture respectively by 1.31 points and 0.22 points. It is suspected by some employers’ confidence will be an increase in economic activity supported by packages of government economic policy, “he said. (TrishnO)