Manufacturing sector registered a sales value of RM66.6 billion in November 2017
Malaysia’s November manufacturing sales continues to record a strong growth of 10.9 per cent, rising to RM66.6 billion as compared to RM60.1 billion reported a year ago.
Year-on-year, the significant increase in sales value in November 2017 was due to the increase in Electrical and Electronic Products (8.8%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (17.8%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (4.8%). These three sub-sectors contributed 79.7 per cent to the sales value of the manufacturing sector.
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in November 2017 was 1,054,705 persons, an increase of 2.3 per cent or 23,960 persons as compared to 1,030,745 persons in November 2016.
Salaries & wages paid rose 9.2 per cent (RM297.2 million) to record RM3,530.0 million, thus registering an average salaries & wages per employee of RM3,347 in November 2017.
Sales value per employee gain 8.4 per cent to record RM63,186 as compared with the same month of the previous year.
Data for November 2017
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 JANUARY 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