Manufacturing sales up 2.3% to RM73.5b in November 201

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s manufacturing sales grew 2.3% in November 2019 to RM73.5 billion from RM71.8 billion a year ago, driven by the increase in non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (6.8%), transport equipment & other manufactures products (5.3%) and electrical & electronics products (1.6%).

On a month-on-month basis, manufacturing sales declined 1.6% (RM1.2 billion) while in a seasonally adjusted terms, sales increased 0.5%.

Chief statistician Malaysia Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the number of employees engaged in the manufacturing sector in November 2019 was 1.09 million persons, an increase of 1.2% or 13,411 persons as compared to 1.08 million persons in November 2018.

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