Micro and Small Industry (IMK) is part of the manufacturing industry sector which has a significant contribution in creating jobs and income distribution. Micro industry is an industry that has a workforce of 1-4 people, while small industry is an industry that has a workforce of 5-19 people. The Governor of Kaltara, Drs H Zainal A Paliwang SH, M.Hum explained, the growth of Micro and Small Industry (IMK) production in the first quarter of 2022 increased by 7.70 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.
"Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Kaltara, the type of industry that experienced an increase in production was the Electrical Equipment industry which reached 179.48 percent. Then, the Non-Metal Mineral Industry is 40.53 percent, the Non-Metal Machinery and Equipment Industry is 21.82 percent. Then, the Textile Industry by 8.36 percent, the Food Industry by 10.82 percent and the Apparel Industry by 3.09 percent," said the Governor.
However, IMK production growth in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2021 experienced a decline of -4.90 percent.
Despite the sharp decline in the first quarter of 2022, there are still several types of industries that experienced an increase in production.
"The types of industries that experienced an increase in production were the Printing Industry, Recording Media Reproduction by 49.45 percent, the Non-Metal Mineral Industry by 16.52 percent, the Food Industry by 15.83 percent and the Beverage Industry by 4.59 percent," he concluded. .