Manufacturing Sales registered RM61.9 billion in May 2017
Malaysia’s May manufacturing sales continues to record a strong growth of 19.5%, rising to RM61.9 billion as compared to RM51.8 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in May 2017 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronics Products (24.0%) Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (20.5%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal (13.3%). These three sub-sectors contributed 79.8% to the sales value of the manufacturing sector.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in May 2017 was 1,051,923 persons, an increase of 2.7% or 27,164 persons as compared to 1,024,759 persons in May 2016.
Salaries & wages paid in May 2017 increased by 13.3% (RM405.8 million) to record RM3,464.2 million.
Sales value per employee increased by 16.4% to record RM58,863 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for May 2017
DR MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 JULY 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