Dosen Institut Agama Islam Negeri Ambon.
The study aims to analyze: 1) what level of linkage (traction and propulsion) among sectors of the economy, 2) which economic sectors will become the next dominant sector for development priorities in the province of South Sulawesi.
The study makes use of input-output analysis, which relies on input output table data of domestic transactions of South Sulawesi in 2005 on the basis of the producer’s prices. The 2005 input-output tables of South Sulawesi is the last year data published under 112 classification of economic sectors grouped into 9 economic sectors in order to ensure the availability of data. The secondary data are used in the study collected through document reviews and report study.
The study reveals that 1) sectors that have the highest IDK (index of forward linkages) and IDP (index of backward linkages) (above average) is the manufacturing sector. Furthermore, sectors that have a strong bearing capacity are sectors that have a high IDK (above average) but low linkages index is the agricultural sector as well as transport and communications sector. Then sectors that have a high dependence on the sectors that have a low IDK but a high IDP (above average) is the building sector. And the last, sector which has less prospect that the sectors that have a low IDK and IDP (below average) were mining and quarrying sector, electricity, gas and water supply sector, trade, hotels and restaurants sector, finance sector, leasing and services company sector and the service sector, and 2) with the highest value of IDK and IDP (above average), then the manufacturing sector was the only dominant sector in the province of South Sulawesi.
Keyword: Sector Linkages, Forward Linkages, Backward Linkages, Input-Output Analysis.