Industry and Energy
The Division of Industry and Energy is one of the most important divisions in the Directorate of Economic Surveys. It oversees the implementation of surveys and statistical activities of the industry and energy sectors.
The division provides detailed data on the industry sector mainly for the National Accounts Directorate in order to extract the indicators and main results of this sector. It also provides data to all parties interested in this sector such as; planners, researchers and policy makers.
Overview of the survey
The Industrial Statistics Survey is an important economic survey that contributes to calculation of the GDP and employment. In view of this importance, the Division conducts an annual and quarterly survey of establishments engaged in the activities of this sector, namely; Quarrying, manufacturing industries and production and distribution of electricity.
The importance of this survey is highlighted by the set of data and indicators provided by the annual and quarterly industrial surveys that assist in preparation of economic statistical indicators and national accounts tables.
1 – General overview of the survey
1 -1: Introduction
The industrial sector in Jordan is an important sector contributing to the GDP and labor force. In view of this importance, the Department of Statistics (DoS) conducts an annual sample survey of establishments operating in this sector.
The importance of the survey is highlighted by the data set it provides on compensation of employees, paid capital, production requirements, production expenses, gross production, added value and volume of investment through the movement of fixed assets and other data that assist in the preparation of economic statistical indicators and the preparation of tables of national accounts.
1 -2: Survey Objectives
The survey aims to provide the following data by type of activity:
- Compensation of employees such as; salaries, wages and benefits in kind and cash.
- Production of detailed data on the value of gross production, value added and intermediate consumption.
- Capital invested and capital formation.
- Estimating the contribution of the industrial sector to the GDP, and providing the necessary data for the preparation of the national accounts according to the United Nations System of National Accounts 1993.
- Data needed for economic analysis.
- Compensation of employees (salaries, wages and benefits in kind and cash).
- Value of gross production, intermediate consumption and value added.
- Value of taxes on production.
- Value of capital invested and capital formation.
- Depreciation value of fixed assets.
The results of the annual survey are usually published at the end of May of each year.