PERFORMANCE IN JUNE 2010
1. SALES VALUE
The sales value of the Manufacturing sector in June 2010 continued to post a year-on-year double digit growth of 13.8% (RM5.44 billion) to record RM44.8 billion as compared to RM39.4 billion reported in June 2009. Month-on-month, the sales value also increased by 1.4% or RM631.9 million as compared with the preceding month. The sales value in May 2010 was a revised positive 20.1% year-on-year to record RM44.2 billion.
The year-on-year increase in the sales value during the current month as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year was generated by the growth in the sales value of 64 industries (55.2%) out of 116 industries covered in the survey. The five major industries whose sales value increased significantly were Manufacture of Refined Petroleum Products (11.8%), Manufacture of Motor Vehicle (79.4%), Manufacture of Television and Radio Receivers, Sound or Video Recording or Reproducing Apparatus, and Associated Goods (39.0%), Manufacture of Plastics in Primary Form and of Synthetic Rubber (65.0%), and Manufacture of Other Basic Industrial Chemicals except Fertilizers and Nitrogen Compounds (18.1%).
The increase in the sales value during the current month as compared with the preceding month was generated by the growth in the sales value of 71 industries (61.2%) out of 116 industries covered in the survey. The five major industries whose sales value increased were Manufacture of Electronic Valves and Tubes and Printed Circuit Boards (17.4%), Manufacture of Computer and Computer Peripherals (11.6%), Manufacture of Refined Petroleum Products (1.9%), Manufacture of Television and Radio Transmitters and Apparatus for Line Telephony and Line Telegraph (18.8%), and Manufacture of Motor Vehicles (5.5%).
2. NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Total employees engaged in the Manufacturing sector in June 2010 was 982,661, an increase of 5,896 persons or 0.6% compared with the preceding month. Year- on- year, the number of workers employed also increased 49,870 persons or 5.3%, as compared to 932,791 persons in June 2009. Total employees in May 2010 was a revised positive 4.8% year-on-year to record 976,765 workers.
3. SALARIES & WAGES
Salaries & wages paid in June 2010 increased 0.6% or RM13.4 million month-on-month to register RM2,186.6 million. The total amount paid in June 2010 also increased as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, i.e. 10.3% or RM203.7 million. Salaries & wages paid in May 2010 was a revised positive 16.2% year-on-year to record RM2,173.2 million.
Productivity or average sales value per employee in June 2010 increased 0.8% month-on-month to register RM45,621. Productivity in June 2010 also increased by 8.0% as compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. Productivity in May 2010 was a revised positive 14.5% year-on-year to record RM45,249.
PERFORMANCE IN THE PERIOD JANUARY- JUNE, 2010
During January – June 2010, the sales value of the Manufacturing sector posted a double-digit growth of 20.8% or RM45.1 billion to register RM261.7 billion. The number of employees engaged also increased by 5.3% or 49,870 to 982,661 persons. Cumulatively, productivity or average sales value per employee in this period increased by 14.7% to record RM266,270.
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*1.The data are collected through the Monthly Manufacturing Survey. This survey covers 120 out of a total of 197 manufacturing industries, of which only 116 industries are published. Data for 20 industries are fully enumerated while for the remaining 96, only larger establishments above certain employment cutâ€‘offs are covered. The main objective of this survey is to collect data on quantity produced of the main products of the Manufacturing sector, sales value, number of employees and salaries & wages paid.
2. The June 2010 data are provisional. The data would be updated based on the latest available figures and would be published in the July 2010 publication.
3. This report can be accessed through the website of the Department of Statistics, Malaysia (www.dosm.gov.my).