Manufacturing sector registered a sales value of RM68.5 billion in March 2018
Malaysia’s March manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 3.9 per cent, rising to RM68.5 billion as compared to RM65.9 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in March 2018 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronic Products (10.5%), Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products (5.0%) and Wood, Furniture, Paper Products and Printing (3.5%).
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in March 2018 was 1,068,116 persons, an increase of 2.1 per cent or 22,076 persons as compared to 1,046,040 persons in March 2017.
Salaries & wages paid rose 11.9 per cent (RM410.9 million) to record RM3,863.4 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,617 in March 2018.
Sales value per employee gain 1.7 per cent to record RM64,103 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for March 2018
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
10 MAY 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