Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales rebounded 19.1 per cent to RM90.2 billion
in May 2020 as compared to April 2020
Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales in May 2020 stood at RM90.2 billion, rebounded 19.1 per cent as compared to previous month. However, the sales value continued to record a smaller negative growth of 19.8 per cent year-on-year. On monthly basis, since the reopening of almost all economic sectors on May 4, 2020 under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), the sub-sectors that grew at a faster pace were Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (131.2%), Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal & Fabricated Metal Products (64.2%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (27.8%).
Meanwhile, year-on-year basis, the decline in sales value in May 2020 was due to the decrease in Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal & Fabricated Metal Products (-46.8%), Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (-29.9%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (-19.9%).
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in May 2020 was 2,175,145 persons, a decrease of 2.8 per cent as compared to 2,237,256 persons in May 2019. Salaries & wages paid amounted to RM6,967.9 million, decreased by 3.9 per cent or RM285.3 million in May 2020 as against the same month of the preceding year.
The sales value per employee declined by 17.5 per cent to record RM41,476 as compared with the same month in 2019. Meanwhile, the average salaries & wages per employee was RM3,203 in May 2020.
The full publication of the Monthly Manufacturing Statistics, May 2020 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
9 JULY 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
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E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my