Manufacturing Sales registered RM59.4 billion in February 2017
Malaysia’s February manufacturing sales grew at the stronger pace of 15.7% (RM8.0 billion), rising to RM59.4 billion as compared to RM51.4 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in February 2017 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronics Products (13.8%) Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (17.7%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal (14.2%). These three sub-sectors contributed 79.6% to the sales value of the manufacturing sector.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in February 2017 was 1,042,949 persons, an increase of 1.4% or 14,648 persons as compared to 1,028,301 persons in February 2016.
Salaries & wages paid in February 2017 increased by 0.3% (RM11.2 million) to record RM3,221.2 million.
Productivity increased by 14.1% to record RM56,989 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for February 2017
DR MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 APRIL 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