All the Asia-focused Sector Reports & News You Can Search on ScoutAsia

Malaysia Palm plantation

In the previous article, we looked at how to conduct industry landscape research and how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) technology to make the process more efficient. We saw how ScoutAsia uses the latest advances in AI technology to provide users with custom news alerts through ScoutAI.

In this article, we will be looking at some of the resources available on the ScoutAsia platform and how they can help you conduct a thorough analysis or gain a quick overview of sectors that you’re interested in.  

Introducing sector reports available on ScoutAsia

1. Ashu Research

Ashu Research is a Japanese business information provider specialising in US and Asian markets. ScoutAsia is currently the only platform that provides the company’s sector reports in English. The reports provide valuable information on a range of industries in several key Asian markets.  

a. Countries and sectors that can be found on ScoutAsia
ScoutAsia users can access Ashu Research reports on up to 50 industries each from Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam.                         

b. Scope of the reports
Each report provides an overview of a particular industry, including:

    • Industry status
    • Sales and production trends
    • Competitive layout/market share

c. Overview of sample reports on Ashu

Let’s take a look at some of the information we can glean about four of Malaysia’s key industries, namely aviation, palm oil, petroleum, and furniture.

Download the sample reports here.

Ashu Reports

    • Aviation industry report
      A recent Ashu Research report shows that Malaysia’s aviation industry has experienced steady growth, with the number of flights increasing 3.8 percent year-on-year in 2019 to 950,000 (an 80 percent increase from 2008) due to robust economic growth in the country and increased airport investment. Passenger numbers grew at a healthy rate in 2019, but the growth rate for cargo transport volume dropped. The report also shows that low-cost carrier AirAsia had the largest share of the domestic and international flight markets in the second quarter of 2019, taking 66.5 percent and 29.3 percent, respectively. You can download the full report for free here.
    • Palm Oil industry report
      Malaysia’s palm oil industry, the second-largest in the world, recorded an increase in production volume of only 1.8 percent year-on-year for 2019 and is expected to record a decrease for 2020, according to Ashu Research. Meanwhile, palm oil exports totaled 18.47 million tons in 2019, up 12 percent from 2018 but less than 2 percent from 2013. The country’s largest palm oil company in terms of palm tree planting area is state-run Felda Global Ventures, followed by Sime Darby, IOI Group, Genting Plantations, and Kuala Lumpur Kepong. You can download the full report for free here.
    • Petroleum industry report
      Malaysia’s crude oil production volume totaled 237.6 million barrels in 2019, continuing the downward trend from the 2003 peak of 293.6 million barrels, due to government efforts to diversify energy sources and reduce the country’s dependence on petroleum, Ashu Research says. As part of its effort to diversify resources, the government is promoting the use of biodiesel fuels.
      The country’s crude oil export volume remained flat in 2018 while the import volume declined for the second consecutive year, the report shows. State-owned Petronas, the largest petroleum producer in Malaysia in terms of sales, planned to reduce output in 2020 due to the economic impact of Covid-19, but several foreign petroleum companies are expanding operations in the country. You can download the full report for free here.
    • Furniture industry report
      The furniture industry in Malaysia saw its production value rise for the sixth consecutive year in 2019, reaching MYR 6.17 billion (up 13.5 percent from 2018 and about 50 percent from 2013), thanks in part to government efforts to promote the industry, Ashu Research says. The government expects furniture production to keep expanding and predicts that the value of exports will grow to MYR 12 billion in 2020. The value of imports has also been growing but remains much lower than the export value at MYR 3.5 billion. The domestic furniture sector is dominated by private companies, of which the largest, in terms of sales, is Poh Huat Resources Holdings. You can download the full report for free here.

d. Where to find Ashu Research reports on ScoutAsia
Links to Ashu Research reports can be found by clicking on any applicable country in the “Countries & Regions” menu. The links are displayed below the country summary.

2. EMIS Report

EMIS provides valuable up-to-date news, research, and analytical data on roughly 150 emerging markets. ScoutAsia users are able to access detailed reports from EMIS on specific industries in some Asian economies. Each report offers a comprehensive, in-depth look at a particular industry and contains numerous graphs and diagrams to help you visualise key data.

a. Countries and sectors that can be found on ScoutAsia
ScoutAsia provides EMIS reports on key industries in six Asian economies, as the graphic shows.

b. Scope of the reports
Each EMIS report offers detailed information on a particular sector and its sub-sectors, including:

    • Coverage of market trends
    • The outlook for the sector and subsectors
    • An overview of the competitive landscape
    • The latest updates on key companies and trending topics

c. Where to find EMIS reports on ScoutAsia
You can find the latest reports below the summary of any of the countries covered by EMIS. Alternatively, you can find them by using the “News” search box on the homepage.

ScoutAsia aggregates insightful and up-to-date sector reports from top market research firms in Asia, saving users the trouble and cost of subscribing to multiple information services. By viewing the best available industry information on one easy-to-use platform, you are able to direct more of your time and resources towards analysing the information and generating insights to drive effective and timely decision-making.

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