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ACCCIM Malaysia’s Business and Economic Conditions Survey Report (M-BECS) For 2H 2018 and 1H 2019F

 |  April 02, 2019  | Posted in Surveys Questionnaires/ Reports  |  

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Executive Summary of Key Findings

The new renamed survey – Malaysia’s Business and Economic Conditions Survey (M-BECS) was conducted from January to mid-March 2019, covering the period for the second half-year of 2018 (Jul-Dec 2018) and the forecast for the first half-year of 2019 (Jan-Jun 2019) has an overall response rate of 66.3% receiving 1,027 questionnaire forms.
 
The survey is a good barometer to gauge Malaysian Chinese business community’s assessment and expectations about domestic business and
economic conditions as well as their prospects.
 
It covers questions to measure expectations about the prospects of economic and business performance; the main factors affecting business performance; and to gauge the implications of current issues and challenges faced by businesses.

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ACCCIM Survey Report on Economic Situation of Malaysia for the 2nd Half of 2017

 |  March 23, 2018  | Posted in Surveys Questionnaires/ Reports  |  

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
Significance of the survey
  • To assist the Government in gauging the economic situation facing the Chinese business community. 
  • To collect feedback and opinions on various measures undertaken by the Government to enable them to evaluate the effectiveness of those measures.  
  • This would be helpful to the Government either in making adjustments to the existing policies or in the formulation of new policies.  
  • The results from the survey also provide a basis for ACCCIM to submit relevant memoranda to the Government and serve as a reference for the business community and foreign investors in formulating investment plan and strategy. 
 
Profile of respondents
  • The respondents are mainly from wholesale and retail trade (22.6%), manufacturing (21.0%), professional and business services (16.2%), construction (8.5%), tourism, shopping, hotels, restaurants, recreation & entertainment (8.2%), transportation, forwarding and warehousing (5.1%), real estate (4.4%), finance & insurance (4.1%), as well as others (9.9%).
  • About 10.8% of the respondents are from “Large Enterprises” (according to annual turnover and number of full time employees).
  • 74.6% - “Domestic” market oriented
  • 10.8% - “Export” market oriented 
  • 14.6% - “Both Domestic and Export” markets oriented
 
Major survey questions and findings
 
The major survey questions are as follows : 
 
I. Economic conditions in Malaysia in the 2nd half of 2017
 
Improvement in Sales Performance of Businesses
Improvement in Production Volumes
Slight Increase in Inventory Levels
Unchanged Position in Terms of Collections from Customers
Improvement in Level of New Orders from Overseas Markets  
Relative Unchanged Position in Level of New Local Orders
Relatively Unchanged Local Sales Prices
Employment Market Relatively Unchanged
Marginal Increase in Level of Wage Costs Per Unit of Output
Capacity Utilisation Levels Rising
Unchanged Level of Investments in New Resources or Plant
 
The Malaysian economy was seen to have experienced a slight improvement in the 2nd half of 2017 

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ACCCIM SURVEY REPORT ON ECONOMIC SITUATION OF MALAYSIA FOR THE 1ST HALF OF 2017

 |  September 13, 2017  | Posted in Surveys Questionnaires/ Reports  |  

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Significance of the survey

  • To assist the Government in gauging the economic situation facing the Chinese business community. 
  • To collect feedback and opinions on various measures undertaken by the Government to enable them to evaluate the effectiveness of those measures.  
  • This would be helpful to the Government either in making adjustments to the existing policies or in the formulation of new policies.
  • The results from the survey also provide a basis for ACCCIM to submit relevant memoranda to the Government and serve as a reference for the business community and foreign investors in formulating investment plan and strategy. 

Profile of respondents

  • The respondents are mainly from wholesale and retail trade (21.9%), manufacturing (16.4%), professional and business services (11.6%), tourism, shopping, hotels, restaurants, recreation & entertainment (10.0%), construction (9.4%), real estate (7.0%), finance & insurance (5.5%), as well as others (18.2%).
  • About 10.3% of the respondents are from “Large Enterprises” (according to annual turnover and number of full time employees).  
  • About 73.3% of the respondents are “Domestic” market oriented whereas the remaining 26.7% focus on “Both Domestic and Export” markets (18.5%) and ‘Export’ market (8.2%).

Major survey questions and findings

The major survey questions are as follows : 

I. Economic conditions in Malaysia in the 1st half of 2017

Marginal Drop in Sales Performance of Businesses
Marginal Drop in Production Volumes
Relatively Unchanged Inventory Levels
Unchanged Position in Terms of Collections from Customers
Unchanged Level of New Orders from Overseas Markets  
Slight Improvement in Level of New Local Orders
Relatively Unchanged Local Sales Prices
Employment Market Relatively Unchanged
Relatively Unchanged Level of Wage Costs Per Unit of Output
Slight Increase in Capacity Utilisation Levels
Unchanged Level of Investments in New Resources or Plant
 
The Malaysian economy was seen to have experienced a slight improvement in the 1st half of 2017

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