Manufacturing Sales registered RM65.9 billion in March 2017
Malaysia’s March manufacturing sales recorded a strong growth of 13.6% (RM7.9 billion), rising to RM65.9 billion as compared to RM58.0 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in March 2017 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronics Products (11.7%) Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (17.9%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal (10.1%). These three sub-sectors contributed 80.0% to the sales value of the manufacturing sector.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in March 2017 was 1,046,040 persons, an increase of 2.1% or 21,865 persons as compared to 1,024,175 persons in March 2016.
Salaries & wages paid in March 2017 increased by 7.8% (RM248.4 million) to record RM3,452.5 million.
Sales value per employee increased by 11.2% to record RM63,008 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for March 2017
DR MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 MAY 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my