Gustafito Jerskal Mexico Wehantouw, Ir. Oktavianus Porajouw, MS, Melissa L. G. Taroreh, SP, MSi



The research aims to identify and describe the role of the agricultural
sector in the economy in Bitung City from 2010 to 2019 and its contribution to
basic sectors. The study was conducted for 3 months from June 2020 to
September 2020.
The type of data used in this study is secondary data obtained from the
Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bitung City, namely in the form of GRDP of
Bitung City and North Sulawesi Province for the period 2010 to 2019. Supporting
data is in the form of other secondary data relevant to this study, namely the
results -Research results, the data obtained were analyzed descriptively and
presented in tabular form.
The results showed that the contribution of the agricultural sector to the
GRDP of Bitung City in 2019 was 16.6 percent, although it has decreased since
2010 by 17.8 percent, but the agricultural sector still ranks second after the
manufacturing sector with a contribution of 32.84 percent in in 2019. The growth
of the agricultural sector, although fluctuating, tends to increase from 6.33 percent
in 2012 to 9.06 percent in 2019. The LQ value of the agricultural sector, even
though it was less than one in 2019, was 0.85, but continues to increase compared
to last year. 2010 amounted to 0.75, and the agricultural sector, especially the
capture fisheries sub-sector, is the exporting sector to other districts / cities in
North Sulawesi Province. Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded
that the agricultural sector has an important role in the economy of Bitung City,
because this sector is not only an exporting sector, especially the capture fisheries

sub-sector, but also as a provider of raw materials for the processing industry in
Bitung City.

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