PERFORMANCE IN JANUARY 2011
1. SALES VALUE
The sales value of the Manufacturing sector in January 2011 post a year-on-year growth of 7.7% (RM3.4 billion) to record RM46.9 billion as compared to RM43.5 billion reported in January 2010. Month-on-month, the sales value, however, decreased by 3.0% or RM1.5 billion as compared with the preceding month. The sales value in December 2010 was a revised positive 11.5% year-on-year to record RM48.3 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 70 industries (60.3%) out of 116 industries covered in the survey. The five major industries whose sales value increased significantly were Manufacture of Refined Petroleum Products (46.4%), Manufacture of Plastics in Primary Forms and of Synthetic Rubber (58.3%), Rubber Remilling and Latex Processing (63.0%), Manufacture of Other Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fats (150.3%), and Manufacture of Motor Vehicles (13.8%).
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 58 industries (50.0%) out of 116 industries covered in the survey. The five major industries whose sales value decreased were Manufacture of Semi- Conductor Devices (21.0%), Manufacture of Television and Radio Receivers, Sound or Video Recording or Reproducing Apparatus, and Associated Goods (16.3%), Manufacture of Electronic Valves and Tubes and Printed Circuit Board (20.2%), Manufacture of Computer and Computer Peripherals (11.4%), and Manufacture of other Basic Industrial Chemicals except Fertilizers and Nitrogen Compounds (9.9%).
2. NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in January 2011 was 1,006,416, an increase of 8,773 persons or 0.9% compared with the preceding month. Year- on- year, the number of workers employed also increased 56,251 persons or 5.9%, as compared to 950,165 persons in January 2010. Total employees in December 2010 was a revised positive 5.7% year-on-year to record 997,643 workers.
3. SALARIES & WAGES
Salaries & wages paid in January 2011 increased 4.3% or RM97.7 million month-on-month to register RM2,363.5 million. The total amount paid in January 2011 also increased as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, i.e. 9.8% or RM211.5 million. Salaries & wages paid in December 2010 was a revised positive 6.0% year-on-year to record RM2,265.8 million.
4. AVERAGE SALARIES & WAGES PER EMPLOYEE
Average salaries & wages paid per employee in January 2011 increased 3.4% month- on- month to register RM2,348. Average salaries & wages paid per employee in January 2011 also increased by 3.7% as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year.
Productivity or average sales value per employee in January 2011 decreased 3.9% month-on-month to register RM46,563. Productivity in January 2011, however, increased by 1.7% as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. Productivity in December 2010 was a revised positive 5.5% year-on-year to record RM48,441.
*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 January 2011 data are provisional. The data would be updated based on the latest available figures and would be published in the February 2011 publication.
3. This report can be accessed through the website of the Department of Statistics, Malaysia (www.dosm.gov.my).