Manufacturing sales continued to grow at 4.1 per cent in
Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales in January 2021 stood at RM122.9 billion, grew 4.1 per cent as compared to previous year. The rise in sales value in January 2021 was driven by the increase in Food, Beverages & Tobacco Products (7.7%), Electrical & Electronics Products (6.4%) and Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (5.5%). Meanwhile, on month-on-month basis, the sales value decreased 1.4 per cent.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in January 2021 was 2,225,697 persons, a decrease of 2.4 per cent as compared to 2,280,951 persons in January 2020. Salaries & wages paid amounted to RM7,558.0 million, dropped by 1.4 per cent or RM105.6 million in January 2021 as against the same month of the preceding year.
The sales value per employee rose by 6.7 per cent to record RM55,213 as compared with the same month in 2020. Meanwhile, the average salaries & wages per employee was RM3,396 in January 2021.
The full publication of the Monthly Manufacturing Statistics, January 2021 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 MARCH 2021
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my