Manufacturing sector registered a sales value of RM67.8 billion in January 2018
Malaysia’s January manufacturing sales continues to record a strong growth of 10.8 per cent, rising to RM67.8 billion as compared to RM61.2 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in January 2018 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronic Products (14.3%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (10.9%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (8.1%). These three sub-sectors contributed 80.2 per cent to the sales value of the manufacturing sector.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in January 2018 was 1,070,549 persons, an increase of 2.5 per cent or 26,203 persons as compared to 1,044,346 persons in January 2017.
Salaries & wages paid rose 13.3 per cent (RM439.7 million) to record RM3,740.0 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,494 in January 2018.
Sales value per employee gain 8.0 per cent to record RM63,292 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for January 2018
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
13 MARCH 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]stats.gov.my