In the year 2006 there was a total of 1267 persons working in the manufacturing sector, representing a 15% decrease from 2005. Over the years 2002-2006 the total number of employees working in the manufacturing sector steadily rises from 2002, then falls in 2004, rise in 2005 then fall again in 2006. The fall is represented by a decrease in number of employees in the Food products and Beverage group of 17%, the wood and products of wood group by 24%, the Publishing and printing group by 30%, the Fabricated Metal products group by 24% and the Other Manufacturing industries group by 22%.
Table below shows the number of person in manufacturing by ISIC Division from 2002 - 2006.
Manufacturing employment by ISIC division for 2002-2006
|15 Food products and beverage||704||761||825||853||710|
|20 Wood and products of wood||77||87||79||106||81|
|22 Publishing and printing||109||108||102||104||73|
|26 Non-metallic mineral products||70||87||30||75||97|
|28 Fabricated Metal products||37||36||41||63||48|
|36 Manufacture of furniture||90||102||70||77||93|
|37 Other manufacturing industries||171||194||186||212||165|
Source: Manufacturing survey, Statistics Department.
Note: ISIC 37 includes 16,17,18,19,21,24,29,30,31and 35