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Workshop on Manufacturing Statistics

Lusaka, Zambia,

4-7 May 2009


EAMS Secretariat (FY2008)

Tomoyuki Kuroda Ph.D


Table of Contents

1What Is EAMS?

2Background of Establishing EAMS

3Current Activities and Future Vision


Table of Contents

1What Is EAMS?

2Background of Establishing EAMS

3Current Activities and Future Vision



What Is EAMS?

1. What is EAMS?


EastAsia Expert Meeting

on Manufacturing Statistics

b) Foundation

January 2007, Tokyo, Japan

c) Member Countries



ASEAN 10 Countries

+ China, Japan and South Korea

1. Date: January 2007

2. Place: Japan (Tokyo)

3. Members: ASEAN (10 countries), Japan, China, and South Korea

4. Sponsor: ASEAN-Japan(Japan bears the costs of hosting the first conference.)

5. Agenda The conference aims to organize thoughts on how the internationally comparative industrial classifications (East Asian version of ISIC) should be developed, and also to discuss how to complete such classifications by the target year of 2010.

6. Secretariat: Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (commission to: Hitachi Research Institute)

Relationship Diagram for AMEICC/Statistics WG and the East Asia Expert Conference on Industrial Statistics




South Korea

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam (national bureaus of statistics of individual countries)

Research and Statistics Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Industrial and Traffic Statistics Department, National Bureau of Statistics of China

Economic Statistics Bureau, Korea National Statistical Office

Groundwork for soliciting participation in the conference for statistics expert

Groundwork for soliciting participation in the conference for statistics expert

AMEICC/Statistics WG (ASEAN-Japan)

Participation of member countries


The East Asia Expert Meeting on Industrial Statistics (EAMS)(scheduled to be newly established, members: ASEAN + 3)

(Expansion of the Japan-ASEAN joint research for the improvement of international comparability of industrial statistics promoted by AMEICC/Statistics WG to “ASEAN + 3” joint study)

* AMEICC = AEM-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee

background of ameicc
Background of AMEICC

AEM-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC) was established in 1998 according to the endorsement of ASEAN-Japan Summit Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 1997

The objectives are:

Support for the ASEAN Economic Integration

- Improvement of ASEAN competitiveness- Enhancement of industrial cooperation- Development cooperation assistance to new member countries

The 8th Meeting of AMEICC was jointly held with 12th AEM-METI Consultation in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 29th September 2005.

structure of ameicc
Structure of AMEICC

AEM-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC)




Working Groups

  • Human Resource Development (HRD-WG)
  • Small & Medium Enterprises, Supporting Industries, Rural Industries (SME/SI/RI-WG)
  • West – East Corridor Development (WEC-WG)
  • Statistics (WGS)
  • Automobile Industry (WG-AI)
  • Chemical Industry (WGCI)
  • Information Technology (WG-IT)
  • Consumer Electronic Industry (WG-CEI)
  • Textile & Garment Industry (WGTGI)

[ Co-Secretariat ]

JODC Bangkok, ASEAN Secretariat

working group on statistics wgs
[Regional network of ASEAN statistical system]

ASEAN Industry and Commercial Statistics Information Bank (Storing all the necessary documentations and publications related to industrial and commercial statistics to facilitate networking and exchange of information ) Web-page was established to facilitate and support the information sharing among the member countries of WGS.

[Development of industrial and commercial statistics with international comparability]

International Comparative Analysis on ASEAN Industrial Statistics - Provisional version of comparative tables on manufacturing sector was constructed by each ASEAN countries 4-digit statistical data for the manufacturing sector (based on ISIC ver.3 Section D). Those included; Number of establishments, Number of employees; Compensation; Input cost; Value of gross output; Value added; Book value of fixed assets.

- The tables will be examined the possibility of making international comparison among ASEAN and to more closely analyze each county’s industrial classifications and definitions.

[Training forASEAN National Statistical Offices]

1. ASEAN-Japan Industrial Statistics Seminar - Cooperating organization: JICA

2. Local Seminar on Industrial Statistics in CLMV countries, etc.

- Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Myanmar, Brunei, Philippine, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore

Working Group on Statistics (WGS)
what is ahsom

The AHSOM, which is in the form of an ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (SOM), shall be composed of the heads of the national statistical organizations / agencies / offices of the ASEAN Member Countries.

Since 1995 ( by Bangkok Summit Declaration)



What is AHSOM ?
scope of activities
Initiate, coordinate and monitor cooperation in the area of statistics in ASEAN;

Develop and implement regional cooperative programmes and activities to, among others, enhance harmonized statistical collection, reporting, dissemination and exchange in ASEAN and between and among ASEAN Member Countries;

Discuss and exchange views on statistics issues raised in other regional and international for a which could have implications an ASEAN, and where possible, coordinate ASEAN common stand/position;

Cooperate in human resources development activities by sharing resources, skills and training facilities, e.g., networking of training institutes/centres, provision of technical assistance and experts, for ASEAN statistical officers/statisticians;

Disseminate, as appropriate, results and recommendations of statistical researchs/analyses on ASEAN regional development trends, prospects and issues to appropriate ASEAN bodies;

Provide statistical policy support, upon request, to other ASEAN bodies and the ASEAN Secretariat, in their policy review, planning and research activities; and

Establish technical working group(s), with defined terms of reference and duration, as and when the need arises.

Scope of Activities

Technical working group (s) TFSC

(the ASEAN Task Force on Harmonization of Statistical Classifications)

overall activities for the task force on harmonization of statistical classifications
TFSC was established in 2003

The fifth Meeting: 23-25 August 2006 Bali

TFSC basically aims at:

Development of a common structure of ASEAN industrial classifications,  ACIC ( ASEAN Common Industrial Classification) at 3 digits level, which is aligned to the ISIC Rev.4

Development of Guidelines for Revision and treatment of boundary and vertically integrated activities,

Conduct of national studies to provide inputs and test to the Draft common structure, description and guidelines for revision.

Overall activities for the Task Force on Harmonization of Statistical Classifications