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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, September 2019

Release Date : Monday 11, November 2019 1200



Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales grew by 2.9 per cent to RM72.9 billion in September 2019


Malaysia’s Manufacturing sales grew by 2.9 per cent in September 2019 to register at RM72.9 billion as compared to RM70.8 billion reported a year ago. The year-on-year growth was driven by the increase in Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal & Fabricated Metal Products (6.4%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber & Plastic Products (1.4%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (1.3%).

Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in September 2019 was 1,087,179 persons, an increase of 1.2 per cent or 12,887 persons as compared to 1,074,292 persons in September 2018. Salaries & wages paid amounted to RM4,011.3 million, went up 2.8 per cent or RM108.0 million in September 2019 as against the same month of the preceding year.

The sales value per employee grew by 1.7 per cent to record RM67,013 as compared with the same month in 2018. Meanwhile, the average salaries & wages per employee was RM3,690 in September 2019.

In the third quarter 2019, the sales value of the Manufacturing sector rose 4.5 per cent to RM220.6 billion as compared to 6.3 per cent registered in the previous quarter. The growth was supported by the increase in Transport Equipment & Other Manufactures Products (7.3%), Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal & Fabricated Metal Products (6.8%) and Electrical & Electronics Products (3.4%). The number of employees and salaries & wages grew 1.2 per cent and 3.2 per cent respectively in the third quarter 2019.


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


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


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin       dr_uzir

11 NOVEMBER 2019


Contact person:

Rohaida binti Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my