Manufacturing sector registered a sales value of RM62.3 billion in February 2018
Malaysia’s February manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 4.9 per cent, rising to RM62.3 billion as compared to RM59.4 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in February 2018 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronic Products (5.7%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (6.6%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (5.1%). These three sub-sectors contributed 80.4 per cent to the sales value of the manufacturing sector.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in February 2018 was 1,065,849 persons, an increase of 2.2 per cent or 22,900 persons as compared to 1,042,949 persons in February 2017.
Salaries & wages paid rose 16.7 per cent (RM537.6 million) to record RM3,758.8 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,527 in February 2018.
Sales value per employee gain 2.6 per cent to record RM58,494 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for February 2018
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 APRIL 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