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Malaysia manufacturing sales up 4.4 % in March

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

THE sales value for Malaysia’s manufacturing sector in March rose by 4.4 per cent to 58.4 billion billion ringgit ($21.64 billion) compared with March 2014.

On a month-on-month basis, the sales value was up by 12.1 per cent.

Year-on-year, the increase in sales value for the month under review was contributed by 76 of 138 industries surveyed, the Department of Statistics Malaysia said yesterday.

The department said the total employees engaged in the manufacturing sector for the month was 1.029 million persons, an increase of 0.4 per cent compared with the same month of last year. On the salaries and wages, the total amount paid in March, has increased by 6.4 per cent on a year-on-year basis.

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