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Nearly 50% of transport firms provide logistics support services — PH census

ID-100294629A total of 2,327 establishments were engaged in transport and storage in 2012, according to the recently released “Census of Philippine Business and Industry” (CPBI).

According to the 2012 CPBI released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on December 29, support activities for transportation topped the sector with 1,121 establishments, or 48.2% of the total, majority of which were engaged in freight forwarding services, customs brokerage, and logistics. This was followed by industries engaged in other land transport and by transport via buses industries with 577 establishments (24.8%) and 253 establishments (10.9%), respectively.

PSA noted more than half of these establishments, numbering 1,324 (56.9%), were located in the National Capital Region (NCR). Central Visayas followed with 217 establishments (9.3%) and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) came in third with 174 (7.5%).

According to the report, employees in the passenger air transport industry were the highest earners in 2012 with an average annual compensation of P998,029. Those in transport via railways and sea and coastal water transport industry followed with P305,184 and P297,916, respectively. Workers in inland water transport received the lowest average annual compensation of P79,221.

Meanwhile, manufacturing establishments in the formal sector of the economy totalled 25,064 in 2012, 54.1% more than the estimated number in 2010.

Among industry groups, the 10 manufacturing industries that occupied the top eight slots accounted for more than two-thirds (70.4%) of the total manufacturing establishments for all employment sizes.

Other food products led in number of establishments with 7,407, or 29.6% of the total. Beverages followed a far second with 2,322 establishments (9.3%). Printing and service activities related to printing industry ranked third with 1,549 (6.2%). The three industries also occupied the top two slots in 2010, with beverages and printing and service activities related to printing sharing the second slot.

Other industries in the top eight slots were grain mill products, starches and starch products (1,237 establishments, 4.9%); wearing apparel except fur apparel (1,174, 4.7%); furniture (1,018, 4.1%); non-metallic mineral products, (754, 3%); other fabricated metal products, metal working service activities (726, 2.9%); repair of fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment (726, 2.9%); and plastic products (722, 2.9%).

The top three regions in number of establishments were all located in the Luzon area with a combined total of 14,447, or 57.6% share. The NCR led with a total of 7,435 (29.7%) establishments. This was followed by the neighboring regions of Calabarzon and Central Luzon with 4,269 (17%) and 2,743 (10.9%) establishments, respectively. Central Visayas recorded the largest count in the Visayas area with 2,663 (10.6%) establishments. In the Mindanao area, the Davao region registered the most number of manufacturing establishments with 1,161 (4.6%).

In 2012, total employment generated by all manufacturing establishments was estimated at 1.19 million. The electronic components industry, even with its relatively small number of establishments in 2012, still employed the highest number of workers with 142,748, or 12% of the total.

The census was conducted nationwide in April 2013 with 2012 as data reference period, except for employment which was as of November 15, 2012. The report covered establishments engaged in 18 economic sectors.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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