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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 06:31

The 2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Report is a culmination of the field survey and detailed desk research, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) as part of its evidence-based policy analysis to support its programmatic and analytical work.

The report and its findings outline the state of the manufacturing sector in Zambia and progress of implementation of the Manufacturing sector policy strategies. Particular emphasis is paid on how the implementation of the manufacturing-focused policy and strategies impacted on the economic and business performance of manufacturing sector industries.

 

The report shows that the leading subsector in manufacturing was Food, Beverages and Tobacco, accounting for most of the growth in the manufacturing sector. The worst performing subsector was the Textiles and Leather subsector which continued to shrink over the period of review.
The results of the study revealed that a number of both supply-side and demand side constraints and enablers were able to exert significant influence on the performance of the manufacturing sector. These factors largely impacted the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector with urban provinces performing much better than the rural provinces.
The report shows that there is need for specific Government interventions focusing on local market development, Tax Policy, Consumer preferences, Standardisation and Quality Assurance, protection of local manufacturing from unfair trading practices and improving the business regulatory environment to make it more business friendly.
The main report and the summary report can be downloaded from the links below.

2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Report
Download here>>

2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Summary Report
Download here>>

Manufacturing Sector Study Report Published

The 2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Report is a culmination of the field survey and detailed desk research, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) as part of its evidence-based policy analysis to support its programmatic and analytical work.

The report and its findings outline the state of the manufacturing sector in Zambia and progress of implementation of the Manufacturing sector policy strategies. Particular emphasis is paid on how the implementation of the manufacturing-focused policy and strategies impacted on the economic and business performance of manufacturing sector industries.

The report shows that the leading subsector in manufacturing was Food, Beverages and Tobacco, accounting for most of the growth in the manufacturing sector. The worst performing subsector was the Textiles and Leather subsector which continued to shrink over the period of review.

The results of the study revealed that a number of both supply-side and demand side constraints and enablers were able to exert significant influence on the performance of the manufacturing sector. These factors largely impacted the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector with urban provinces performing much better than the rural provinces.

The report shows that there is need for specific Government interventions focusing on local market development, Tax Policy, Consumer preferences, Standardisation and Quality Assurance, protection of local manufacturing from unfair trading practices and improving the business regulatory environment to make it more business friendly.

The main report and the summary report can be downloaded from the links below.

 

 

2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Report

Download here>>

 

 

2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Summary Report

Download here>>