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Labour Productivity Fourth Quarter 2017

Release Date : Thursday 22, February 2018 1200

 

Malaysia’s labour productivity grew 3.6 per cent (RM85,031) in the fourth quarter of 2017 after registering 4.1 per cent (RM82,433) in Q3 2017. During this quarter, Malaysia’s economy expanded 5.9 per cent (Q3 2017: 6.2%) while employment rose 2.2 per cent (Q3 2017: 2.0%).

Agriculture  sector  registered  labour  productivity  growth  of  4.8  per cent  (Q3 2017: 5.2%)  at  RM55,490.  The  value  added  of  this  sector  increased  significantly  at  10.7 per cent (Q3 2017: 4.1%)   while   employment   rebounded   to   5.6 per cent   (Q3 2017: -1.1%).

Labour Productivity for Mining and Quarrying sector turned around to 4.7 per cent (RM1,240,137)  from  a  negative  growth  of  8.5 per cent in the previous quarter. Value added of this sector recorded a marginal decrease of 0.5 per cent (Q3 2017: +3.1%), while employment declined at a faster rate of 5.0 per cent (Q3 2017: +12.6%).

Manufacturing sector labour productivity increased 3.6 per cent (Q3 2017: 5.1%) at RM115,434. In this quarter, value added rose 5.4 per cent (Q3 2017: 7.0%) while employment grew slightly by 1.8 per cent (Q3 2017: 1.7%).

Construction sector recorded labour productivity growth of 1.4 per cent (Q3 2017: 4.8%) at RM39,967. The  growth  of  value  added  of  this  sector  was  5.8 per cent (Q3 2017: 6.1%) while employment rose 4.3 per cent (Q3 2017: 1.2%).

Labour Productivity of Services sector increased 4.7 per cent (Q3 2017: 3.7%) in this quarter with a value of RM76,794. The value added of this sector registered a growth of 6.2 per cent (Q3 2017: 6.5%) while employment grew 1.5 per cent (Q3 2017: 2.7%).

For the year 2017, labour productivity increased 3.6 per cent (2016: 3.5%) with a value of RM81,039 (2016: RM78,244). In line with the expansion of value added at 5.9 per cent (2016: 4.2%), employment increased 2.2 per cent (2016: 0.7%).

 

 

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR BIN MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
22 February 2018

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication & International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : [email protected]

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