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17 from 33 selected agricultural commodities recorded SSR more than 100% in 2015
In 2015, total marine fish landings 1,486.1 thousand tonnes
The number of chickens in 2015 was 308.1 million chickens
Oil palm was a major contributor to the GDP of agriculture sector at 46.9% in 2015
In 2015, agriculture sector contributed RM94.1 billion (8.9%) to the GDP
Production of natural rubber 722.1 thousand tonnes in 2015

Value of gross output of agriculture sector registered an annual growth rate of 11.1 per cent to RM91.2 billion

Release Date : Wednesday 03, April 2019 1200

Value of gross output of agriculture sector registered an annual growth rate of 11.1 per cent to RM91.2 billion

Gross output of agriculture sector in 2017 was RM91.2 billion, an increase of 11.1 per cent per year compared to RM73.9 billion in 2015. Value added for this sector also increased to  RM54.9 billion and value of intermediate input also increased by 6.0 per cent per year from RM32.4 billion to RM36.3 billion within the same period.

The agriculture sector provides job opportunities to 835,974 people, showed an annual growth of 37.1 per cent with salaries & wages paid recorded an increase to RM10.4 billion as compared to RM7.90 billion in 2015. This sector recorded an increase in the average monthly salaries of 0.5 per cent to RM1,519 in 2017.

Crops sub-sector was the main contributor with RM67.8 billion contributed to the value of gross output followed by livestock (RM15.2 billion), forestry & logging (RM5.8 billion)  and fisheries sub-sector  (RM2.4 billion).

 

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

3 April 2019


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