Manufacturing sector registered a sales value of RM70.4 billion in August 2018
Malaysia’s August manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 8.1 per cent, rising to RM70.4 billion as compared to RM65.1 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in August 2018 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronics Products (9.3%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (7.7%) and Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (10.1%).
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in August 2018 was 1,074,099 persons, an increase of 1.9 per cent or 19,617 persons as compared to 1,054,482 persons in August 2017.
Salaries & wages paid rose 9.7 per cent (RM343.1 million) to record RM3,872.7 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,606 in August 2018.
Sales value per employee gained 6.1 per cent to record RM65,528 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for August 2018
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 OCTOBER 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