Economic Census 2016 indicated 903,818 establishments operating in 2015. This number of establishments in Malaysia increased as compared to 662,939 in 2010 (EC 2011) with an annual growth rate of 6.4 per cent.
Services sector was the major contributor to the percentage of establishments, at 88.5%, followed by Manufacturing sector (5.43%), Construction sector (4.49%), Agriculture sector (1.30%), Mining & Quarrying sector (0.11%), the Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities sector (0.09%) and Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning sector (0.03%).
Three states with high number of establishments in Malaysia are Selangor (178,901 establishments), followed by Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory (134,596 establishments) and Johor (98,456 establishments).
The detailed information and technical notes are published in the Economic Census 2016: Establishment Statistics publication. This report is accessible and downloadable free of charge through the eStatistik application in DOSM web page, www.dosm.gov.my.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
11 May 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my