Manufacturing sector registered a sales value of RM73.1 billion in October 2018
Malaysia’s October 2018 Manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 10.2 per cent, rising to RM73.1 billion as compared to RM66.3 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the growth registered in sales value in October 2018 was due to the increase in Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (13.3%), Electrical and Electronics Products (11.5%) and Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (11.5%).
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in October 2018 was 1,076,377 persons, an increase of 2.2 per cent or 23,042 persons as compared to 1,053,335 persons in October 2017.
Salaries & wages paid rose 10.2 per cent or RM359.9 million to record RM3,901.6 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,625 in October 2018.
Sales value per employee gained 7.8 per cent to record RM67,889 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for October 2018
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 DECEMBER 2018
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