Manufacturing sales grew 37.2 per cent in May 2021 to RM122.7 billion –Chief Statistician Dr. Mohd. Uzir

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s manufacturing sales in May 2021 stood at RM122.7 billion, grew 37.2 per cent as compared to the previous year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Statistician Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin said, however the sales value decreased by 6.1 per cent as against the previous month.

“The significant increase in sales value was driven by petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products sub-sector (48.7%) especially in manufacture of Coke and refined petroleum products industries. The expansion was also attributed by electrical and electronic products sub-sector (31.0%) supported by manufacture of computer, electronic products and optical industries,” Mohd.

Uzir said in a statement here today. He added, transport equipment and other manufactures’ products sub-sector (59.5%) also recorded an increase mainly in manufacture of motor vehicle, trailer and semi trailer industries.

Mohd. Uzir said, the total employees engaged in the manufacturing sector in May 2021was 2,236,459 persons, an increase of 2.8 per cent as compared to 2,175,145 persons in May 2020.

The increase was contributed by electrical and electronic products (4.7%) and petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products(4.5%).

Meanwhile, the salaries and wages paid amounted to RM7, 415.7 million, increased by 6.4 per cent or RM447.8 million in May 2021 as against the same month of the preceding year. Simultaneously, the sales value per employee rose by 33.4 per cent to record RM54,875 as compared with the same month in 2020 (May 2020: RM41,136).

However, the average salaries and wages per employee was RM3, 316 in May 2021.-Malaysia World News

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