Manufacturing Sales registered RM60.5 billion in April 2017
Malaysia’s April manufacturing sales continues to record a strong growth of 15.6%, rising to RM60.5 billion as compared to RM52.3 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in April 2017 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronics Products (17.3%) Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (18.2%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal (12.3%). These three sub-sectors contributed 80.1% to the sales value of the manufacturing sector.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in April 2017 was 1,047,310 persons, an increase of 2.6% or 26,346 persons as compared to 1,020,964 persons in April 2016.
Salaries & wages paid in April 2017 increased by 10.5% (RM330.2 million) to record RM3,472.3 million.
Sales value per employee increased by 12.7% to record RM57,757 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for April 2017
DR MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
9 JUNE 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