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  • Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning the Industries of:Manufacturing, Mining and Quarrying of Stone and Gravel, Construction, School Education and Category A Service-Related Business Compiled

Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning the Industries of:Manufacturing, Mining and Quarrying of Stone and Gravel, Construction, School Education and Category A Service-Related Business Compiled

In June 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(MIC)conducted the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity as a statistical survey designed to ascertain accounting items, including sales and other income(hereinafter referred to as "sales")and expenses for all industries, targeting all establishments and companies in Japan at the same point in time. METI hereby announces that the ministries have compiled the survey results by industry.*

The results of this census reveal the current state of Japanese industries, taking into consideration the recovery from the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and current data can be compared with the results of the 2012 Economic Census for Business Activity. The results of the census are expected to be utilized as basic data in a variety of fields to ascertain the current state of each industry in Japan.

* The compiled results include: responses from establishments in the industries of manufacturing, and mining and quarrying of stone and gravel; and the results of companies and other entities in the construction, scholastic education, and category A service-related business industries, as industries whose total sales(income)are ascertained on a company-by-company basis.

1. Outline of the census

The Economic Census for Business Activity aims to analyze comprehensive accounting items such as sales and expenses in all industries at the same time, uncover the current states of economic activities across Japan and by region, targeting establishments and companies in Japan, and gain statistical population materials for various types of censuses targeting establishments, companies and other entities. This is the second such census, following the first one conducted in February 2012.

2. Outline of the report

(1)Outline of the results for the manufacturing industry

Regarding the manufacturing industry, in September 2017, METI and MIC released the summarized product shipment value of the establishments in 2015 as 313.1286 trillion yen, an increase of 9.9% from the figure in 2011. In the second census, they compiled more detailed results by item(approximately 1,800 items)and other categories.

Looking at the breakdown of the product shipment value by item for each category in 2015, the following items ranked the highest in their categories:passenger vehicles with over 2,000 ml cylinder capacity, including chassis(10.0519 trillion yen), other vehicle parts, including those for motorcycles (6.7251 trillion yen), and drive train parts, transmissions and steering devices(6.3925 trillion yen) in the transportation equipment industry;medicines, including quasi medicines(6.9107 trillion yen) in the industrial chemical products industry;and gasoline(5.6368 trillion yen)in the petroleum and coal products industry.

(2)Outline of the results of the mining and quarrying of stone and gravel industry

The number of establishments in the industry as of June 1, 2016, was 1,851, a decrease by 19.0% from those as of February 1, 2012.

The total production value in 2015 was 498.5 billion yen, showing an increase of 15.2% from the value in 2011. If we examine the breakdown using the industrial classification system, in the small classification,, the production value in the stone quarrying, sand, gravel and cobble-stone pits industry was 213.8 billion yen, accounting for 42.9% of the total value of the mining and stone quarrying and gravel industry, showing the largest share, followed by 121.7 billion yen in the crude petroleum and natural gas production industry, which accounted for 24.4%.

(3)Outline of the results of the construction industry

The number of companies and other entities in the industry as of June 1, 2016, was 346,184, a decrease of 4.1% from the figure as of February 1, 2012.

The total sales in 2015 amounted to 100.2879 trillion yen, showing an increase of 32.6% from the figure in 2011. If we examine the breakdown using the industrial classification system, in the small classification,, the sales in the general construction industry was 65.8699 trillion yen, accounting for 65.7% of the total sales in the construction industry with the largest share, followed by 22.2228 trillion yen in the equipment installation industry, accounting for 22.2%.

The sales of completed work among the total sales were 93.9018 trillion yen. If we examine the breakdown using the industrial classification system, in the small classification,, the sales figure in the building industry(including wooden building work)was 20.5109 trillion yen, accounting for 21.8% of the total sales in the construction industry, with the largest share, followed by 16.8509 trillion yen in the general civil engineering and building industry, which accounted for 17.9%.

(4)Outline of the results of the scholastic education industry

The number of companies and other entities in the industry as of June 1, 2016, was 8,630, an increase by 10.6% from the figure as of February 1, 2012.

The total sales in 2015 were 11.5532 trillion yen, showing an increase of 13.2% from the figure in 2011. Again examining the breakdown using the industrial classification system, in the small classification,, the sales in the institutions of higher education was amounted to 9.1784 trillion yen, accounting for 79.4% of the total sales in the scholastic education industry, with the largest share, followed by 724.0 billion yen in upper secondary schools in the secondary schools industry, which accounting for 6.3%.

Looking at the sales per company by the small classification, the sales figure in the school education support institutions industry was 19.62217 billion yen, showing the largest share, followed by 11.73714 billion yen in the institutions of higher education industry.

(5)Outline of the results of the category A service-related business industry*2

The number of companies and other entities as of June 1, 2016, was 854 in the electricity, gas, heat supply and water industry, an increase of 40.7% from that the number as of February 1, 2012; 10,118 in the information and communication industry(i.e., the communications, broadcasting, and video picture information, sound information, character information production and distribution industries), an increase of 2.1%; and 60,764 in the transport and postal services industry, an increase of 3.8%.

The sales figure in 2015 was 26.1494 trillion yen in the electricity, gas, heat supply and water industry, an increase by 20.5% from those in 2011;30.1812 trillion yen in the information and communication industry(i.e., the communications, broadcasting, and video picture information, sound information, character information production and distribution industries), an increase by 15.0%;and 62.4632 trillion yen in the transport and postal services industry, an increase by 21.4%.

*2 In aggregating figures in this census, the service-related business industry is categorized into two groups:category A service-related business for which sales are calculated on a company-by company basis, and category A service-related business for which sales are calculated on a business establishment basis.

The category A service-related business includes the following industries:electricity, gas, heat supply and water;communications;broadcasting;video picture information, sound information, character information production and distribution;and transport and postal services.

The category B service-related business includes the following industries:information services;internet-based services;real estate and goods rental and leasing;academic research, expert/technical services;accommodation, eating and drinking services;living-related and personal services and amusement services;miscellaneous education, learning support;waste disposal;automobile maintenance services;repair services for machinery etc.; employment and worker dispatching services;miscellaneous business services;and miscellaneous services.

3. Future schedule for releasing data

METI will release the results of the census by industry concerning the wholesale and retail trade industry, the medical, health care and welfare industry, and the service-related business B industry in March 2018, and those of the census compiled across industries in June 2018.

Overview of compiled results of the censuses

Preliminary/

revised reports

Release date

Results compiled by industry

Manufacturing

Mining and quarrying of stone and gravel

Construction

Scholastic education

Category A service-related business

Wholesale and retail trade

Medical, health care and welfare

Category B service-related business

Results compiled across industries

Preliminary report

May 2017

               

Revised report

September 2017

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December (this release)

       

March 2018

         

 

June 2018

               

*:Summary of the results
Note:Data in the shaded columns have already been publicized.

4. Announcement of the website

Details of the census results, i.e., the summary of the results, statistics table, and coming schedules, are downloadable from the METI website.

Release date

December 25, 2017

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