Manufacturing sector registered a sales value of RM65.5 billion in April 2018
Malaysia’s April manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 8.2 per cent, rising to RM65.5 billion as compared to RM60.5 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in April 2018 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronics Products (13.9%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (6.3%) and Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products (6.4%).
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in April 2018 was 1,069,410 persons, an increase of 2.1 per cent or 22,100 persons as compared to 1,047,310 persons in April 2017.
Salaries & wages paid rose 10.2 per cent (RM353.5 million) to record RM3,825.8 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,577 in April 2018.
Sales value per employee gain 6.0 per cent to record RM61,226 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for April 2018
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 JUNE 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