PERFORMANCE IN APRIL 2010
1. SALES VALUE
The sales value of the Manufacturing sector in April 2010 continued to post a year-on-year double digit growth of 19.6% (RM7.03 billion) to record RM42.9 billion as compared to RM35.9 billion reported in April 2009. Month-on-month, the sales value, however, decreased by 7.0% or RM3.2 billion as compared with the preceding month. The sales value in March 2010 was a revised positive 26.4% year-on-year to record RM46.1 billion.
The year-on-year increase in the sales value during the current month as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year was generated by the growth in the sales value of 77 industries (66.4%) out of 116 industries covered in the survey. The five major industries whose sales value increased significantly were Manufacture of Refined Petroleum Products (17.4%), Manufacture of Other Basic Industrial Chemicals except Fertilizers and Nitrogen Compounds (49.9%), Manufacture of Television and Radio Receivers, Sound or Video Recording or Reproducing Apparatus, and Associated Goods (41.6%), Manufacture of Basic Iron and Steel Products (47.3%), and Manufacture of Motor Vehicle (56.2%).
The decrease in the sales value during the current month as compared with the preceding month was the result in the drop of the sales value of 70 industries (60.3%) out of 116 industries covered in the survey. The five major industries whose sales value decreased were Manufacture of Refined Petroleum Products (18.3%), Manufacture of Other Basic Industrial Chemicals except Fertilizers and Nitrogen Compounds (20.3%), Manufacture of Electronic Valves and Tubes and Printed Circuit Boards (12.1%), Manufacture of Plastic Injection Moulded Components (23.6%), and Manufacture of Television and Radio Transmitters and Apparatus for Line Telephony and Line Telegraph (17.7%).
2. NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in April 2010 was 968,773, an increase of 9,361 persons or 1.0% compared with the preceding month. Year- on- year, the number of workers employed also increased 25,302 persons or 2.7%, as compared to 943,471 persons in April 2009. Total employees in March 2010 was a revised positive 0.5% year-on-year to record 959,412 workers.
3. SALARIES & WAGES
Salaries & wages paid in April 2010 decreased 0.9% or RM19.3 million month-on-month to register RM2,176.3 million. The total amount paid in April 2010, however, increased as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, i.e. 18.3% or RM337.3 million. Salaries & wages paid in March 2010 was a revised positive 18.8% year-on-year to record RM2,192.6 million.
Productivity or average sales value per employee in April 2010 decreased 7.9% month-on-month to register RM44,283. Productivity in April 2010, however, increased by 16.5% as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. Productivity in March 2010 was a revised positive 25.7% year-on-year to record RM48,059.
PERFORMANCE IN THE PERIOD JANUARY- APRIL, 2010
During January – April 2010, the sales value of the Manufacturing sector posted a double-digit growth of 22.9% or RM32.1 billion to register RM172.5 billion. The number of employees engaged also increased by 1.0% or 9,361 to 968,773 persons. Cumulatively, productivity or average sales value per employee in this period increased by 21.7% to record RM178,084.
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*1.The data are collected through the Monthly Manufacturing Survey. This survey covers 120 out of a total of 197 manufacturing industries, of which only 116 industries are published. Data for 20 industries are fully enumerated while for the remaining 96, only larger establishments above certain employment cutâ€‘offs are covered. The main objective of this survey is to collect data on quantity produced of the main products of the Manufacturing sector, sales value, number of employees and salaries & wages paid.
2. The April 2010 data are provisional. The data would be updated based on the latest available figures and would be published in the May 2010 publication.
3. This report can be accessed through the website of the Department of Statistics, Malaysia (www.dosm.gov.my).