Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales continued to record favourable
growth of 30.4 per cent in June 2020 as compared to May 2020
Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales in June 2020 stood at RM116.7 billion, expanded to 30.4 per cent as compared to previous month. On year-on-year basis, the sales value rebounded to 4.1 per cent after registering negative growth for three consecutive months. The sub-sectors that grew at a faster pace month-on-month were Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (87.4%), Electrical & Electronics Products (45.7%) and Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal & Fabricated Metal Products (26.3%).
Meanwhile, the year-on-year rebound in sales value in June 2020 was driven by the increase in Food, Beverages & Tobacco Products (25.3%), Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (23.1%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (12.7%).
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in June 2020 was 2,188,142 persons, a decrease of 2.2 per cent as compared to 2,238,195 persons in June 2019. Salaries & wages paid amounted to RM7,113.1 million, decreased by 2.0 per cent or RM146.8 million in June 2020 as against the same month of the preceding year.
The sales value per employee rose by 6.5 per cent to record RM53,319 as compared with the same month in 2019. Meanwhile, the average salaries & wages per employee was RM3,251 in June 2020.
In the second quarter 2020, sales value of the Manufacturing sector shrank 16.5 per cent to RM281.9 billion as compared to 2.2 per cent registered in the previous quarter. The decline was due to the decrease in Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal & Fabricated Metal Products (-48.8%), Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (-24.3%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (-15.6%). The number of employees and salaries & wages dropped 2.2 per cent and 4.0 per cent respectively in the second quarter 2020.
The full publication of the Monthly Manufacturing Statistics, June 2020 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
7 AUGUST 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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