Economic impacts of tropical timber sector in Malaysia

Rabiul Islam, Chamhuri Siwar, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail, Abdul Hamid Jaafar, Kamal Uddin, A. S. Santhapparaj

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This paper investigated the inter-linkages between the timber sector and other sectors in Malaysia's economy and calculated the output, household income, final demand, exports, imports, private consumption, government consumption, investment and value added. The input-output model was used to calculate and evaluate the economic impacts for Malaysia. In this study, the input-output table 2000 for Malaysia was built in order to develop the Malaysia's economy. The 94 sectors in the intermediate output of the Malaysia were aggregated to 14 sectors so that it reflected the economy of Malaysia. Our results showed that there are significant economic impacts on GDP of Malaysia. The purpose of this study was to highlight and clarify the economic impacts of tropical timber sector in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3216-3223
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • Economic impacts
  • Input-output analysis
  • Tropical timber sector

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Economic impacts of tropical timber sector in Malaysia. / Islam, Rabiul; Siwar, Chamhuri; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin; Jaafar, Abdul Hamid; Uddin, Kamal; Santhapparaj, A. S.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 8, 08.2010, p. 3216-3223.

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Islam, R, Siwar, C, Mohamad Ismail, S, Jaafar, AH, Uddin, K & Santhapparaj, AS 2010, 'Economic impacts of tropical timber sector in Malaysia', Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 3216-3223.
Islam, Rabiul ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin ; Jaafar, Abdul Hamid ; Uddin, Kamal ; Santhapparaj, A. S. / Economic impacts of tropical timber sector in Malaysia. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2010 ; Vol. 4, No. 8. pp. 3216-3223.
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