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In 2017, Fixed Assets of Manufacturing was RM335.7 billion
In 2017 there were 2,214,883 employees in Manufacturing
The value of gross output rose 5.7 per cent per annum to RM1,275.8 billion in 2017

Monthly Manufacturing Statistics Malaysia, August 2019

Release Date : Friday 11, October 2019 1200



Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales grew by 4.7 per cent to RM73.7 billion in August 2019


Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales grew by 4.7 per cent in August 2019 to register at RM73.7 billion as compared to RM70.4 billion reported a year ago. The year-on-year growth registered in sales value in August 2019 was driven by the increase in Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal & Fabricated Metal Products (6.6%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber & Plastic Products (4.1%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (3.6%).


Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in August 2019 was 1,088,547 persons, an increase of 1.3 per cent or 14,448 persons as compared to 1,074,099 persons in August 2018. Salaries & wages paid amounted to RM4,002.4 million, went up 3.3 per cent or RM129.7 million in August 2019 as against the same month of the preceding year.

The sales value per employee grew by 3.3 per cent to record RM67,681 as compared with the same month in 2018. Meanwhile, the average salaries & wages per employee was RM3,677 in August 2019.

The full publication of the Monthly Manufacturing Statistics, August 2019 can be downloaded from eStatistik portal.


Data for August 2019 is  provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the September 2019 publication.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin       dr_uzir

11 OCTOBER 2019


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Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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