Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales grew 7.0 per cent in January 2019 to RM72.5 billion
Malaysia’s January 2019 Manufacturing sales posted an increase of 7.0 per cent, rising to RM72.5 billion as compared to RM67.8 billion reported a year ago. The growth was supported by the increase in Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (9.2%), Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (7.7%) and Electrical and Electronics Products (6.3%).
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in January 2019 was 1,091,560 persons, an increase of 2.0 per cent or 21,011 persons as compared to 1,070,549 persons in January 2018.
Salaries & wages paid rose 8.9 per cent or RM332.7 million to record RM4,072.7 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,731 in January 2019.
Sales value per employee grew by 4.9 per cent to record RM66,392 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for January 2019
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
14 MARCH 2019
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]dosm.gov.my