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Malaysia’s manufacturing sales up 19.5% in May to RM61.9 billion

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: –Malaysia’s manufacturing sales grew strongly by 19.5% in May 2017 to RM61.9 billion as compared to RM51.8 billion in the same month of 2016, due to increases recorded in its 3 major sub-sectors.

According to the Statistics Department, rises were recorded by electrical and electronics products (24%), petroleum, chemicals, rubber and plastic products (20.5%) and non-metallic mineral products, basic metal and fabricated metal (13.3%). The 3 sub-sectors contributed 79.8% to the sales value of the manufacturing sector, the department said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, total employees engaged in the sector in May was 1,051,923 persons, an increase of 2.7% or 27,164 persons as compared to 1,024,759 persons a year ago. Salaries  and  wages increased by 13.3% to RM3.464 billion.

Following this, the sales value per employee increased by 16.4% to RM58,863 from the same month of May 2016.

Source by: Internet

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