Manufacturing sales grew at a faster pace of 15.3 per cent in
March 2021, the highest after 44 months
Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales in March 2021 stood at RM126.9 billion, grew 15.3 per cent as compared to previous year. The rise in sales value in March 2021 was driven by the increase in Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (34.2%), Electrical & Electronics Products (17.0%) and Food, Beverages & Tobacco Products (14.9%). Meanwhile, on month-on-month basis, the sales value increased 7.2 per cent.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in March 2021 was 2,233,545 persons, a decrease of 1.1 per cent as compared to 2,257,273 persons in March 2020. Salaries & wages paid amounted to RM7,514.3 million, increased by 0.8 per cent or RM58.3 million in March 2021 as against the same month of the preceding year.
The sales value per employee rose by 16.5 per cent to record RM56,831 as compared with the same month in 2020. Meanwhile, the average salaries & wages per employee was RM3,364 in March 2021.
In the first quarter 2021, the sales value registered an increase of 8.5 per cent to RM368.2 billion as compared to the same period of 2020. The number of employees engaged during the period declined by 1.1 per cent to register 2,233,545 persons while salaries & wages paid decreased by 0.6 per cent to RM22.6 billion. The sales value per employee during the reference period rose by 9.7 per cent to record RM164,865.
The full publication of the Monthly Manufacturing Statistics, March 2021 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
6 MAY 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