Oil palm contributed 37.7 per cent to the value added of Agriculture sector in 2019
Selected Agricultural Indicators, Malaysia, 2020 comprised of statistics on economic performance, employment, domestic production and external trade in the agriculture sector. These statistics are presented in three main agriculture sub-sectors namely crops, livestock and fisheries.
The agriculture sector contributed 7.1 per cent (RM101.5 billion) to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019. Oil palm was the major contributor to the value added of agriculture sector at 37.7 per cent followed by other agriculture (25.9%), livestock (15.3%), fishing (12.0%), forestry & logging (6.3%) and rubber (3.0%).
Exports of agriculture sector in 2019 amounted to RM115.5 billion as compared to RM114.5 billion in 2018, increased by 0.9 per cent. Total imports was valued at RM93.5 billion as compared to 2018 at RM93.3 billion with an increase of 0.2 per cent. Trade balance of this sector rose by 4.1 per cent from RM21.1 billion in 2018 to RM22.0 billion in 2019.
The production of main commodity crops namely oil palm (fresh fruit bunches) and natural rubber increased by 646.0 thousand tonnes (0.7 per cent) and 36.5 thousand tonnes (6.1 per cent) respectively in 2019 as compared to the previous year. On the contrary, the production of paddy declined by 11.0 per cent from 2,639.2 thousand tonnes to 2,348.9 thousand tonnes for the same period.
The number of ducks increased 7.6 per cent to 10.4 million in 2019 followed by chicken (5.8%) and goat (3.5%). Meanwhile, the number of both swine and sheep decreased by 0.8 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively.
Total marine fish landings in 2019 was 1,455.4 thousand tonnes, rose by 0.2 per cent against 1,452.9 thousand tonnes in 2018. Production of brackishwater and freshwater aquaculture also showed an increase of 17.0 thousand tonnes (5.9%) and 3.3 thousand tonnes (3.3%) respectively.
Employed persons in the agriculture sector recorded 1,541.1 thousand persons in 2019 and dominated by males at 79.2 per cent (1,220.9 thousand persons).
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
27 November 2020
Mohd Yusrizal bin Ab. Razak
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