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Labour Productivity Third Quarter 2017

Release Date : Monday 27, November 2017 1400

In  the  third quarter  of  2017,  Malaysia’s  labour  productivity  rose  4.2 per cent  year  on  year  to  RM82,456  after  registering 4.0 per cent (RM79,693) in the preceding quarter. The growth in tandem with the expansion of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at 6.2 per cent. Simultaneously, employment grew 2.0 per cent against 1.8 per cent in Q2 2017. 

Agriculture sector rebounded to 5.2 per cent at RM56,565 from a negative 1.2 per cent in the previous quarter. The value added of this sector grew 4.1% (Q2 2017: 5.9%) while employment dropped 1.1 per cent (Q2 2017: 7.2%).

Labour productivity in Mining and Quarrying sector posted a value at RM999,423 in Q3 2017. Growth of labour productivity of this sector continued its declining trend to a negative 8.5 per cent (Q2 2017: -3.3%).

Growth of labour productivity in Manufacturing sector stepped up to 5.1 per cent (RM112,205) from 4.3 per cent in Q2 2017. The growth of value added expanded  strongly  at  7.0 per cent  (Q2 2017: 6.0%)  while  employment  grew  slightly at 1.7 per cent (Q2 2017: 1.6%).

Labour  productivity  of  Construction  sector  grew  by  4.8 per cent  (Q2 2017: 8.7%)  with a value of RM44,011 attributed by the slower performance in value added at 6.1 per cent (Q2 2017: 8.3%).

Services  sector  recorded  a  growth  of  labour  productivity  at  3.7  per cent (RM73,384) against  5.2 per cent  in  the  previous  quarter. In  terms  of  value  added,  this sector  expanded  6.6 per cent (Q2 2017: 6.3%) while employment increased 2.7 per cent (Q2 2017: 1.1%). 


Released By:

27 November 2017

Contact person:

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@stats.gov.my