Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 1.7 per cent
in August 2020
Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales in August 2020 stood at RM118.5 billion, grew 1.7 per cent as compared to previous year. The rise in sales value in August 2020 was driven by the increase in Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (16.2%), Food, Beverages & Tobacco Products (12.8%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (7.1%). Meanwhile, on month-on-month basis, the sales value decreased 0.5 per cent.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in August 2020 was 2,190,787 persons, a decrease of 2.5 per cent as compared to 2,247,795 persons in August 2019. Salaries & wages paid amounted to RM7,112.6 million, dropped by 3.2 per cent or RM232.1 million in August 2020 as against the same month of the preceding year.
The sales value per employee rose by 4.3 per cent to record RM54,112 as compared with the same month in 2019. Meanwhile, the average salaries & wages per employee was RM3,247 in August 2020.
The full publication of the Monthly Manufacturing Statistics, August 2020 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 OCTOBER 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my