Track: Case Studies
The purpose of this study is to analyze the roles of Japanese metal industries in the national economy. This study employs Input-Output (IO) analysis as an analysis apparatus. More specifically, this study applies the parts of IO analysis, namely simple output multiplier, simple household income multiplier, index of the power of dispersion, and index of the sensitivity of dispersion as analysis instruments. The analysis period of this study is 1985-2005. In this study, the analyzed industries are (1) non-ferrous metals, (2) non-ferrous metal products, (3) metal products for construction and architecture, and (4) other metal products. The results show that, by using both multipliers, the analyzed metal industries did not include in the top five Japanese industries on the period of analysis.