The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM) reported that Malaysia’s manufacturing sector showed a positive performance in 2021 by recording a strong growth of gross output by 17.4 per cent to RM1,609.3 billion as compared to RM1,371.1 billion in 2020.
The findings of DoSM’s Annual Economic Statistics (AES) Manufacturing 2022 Survey, released today (March 23), stated In line with the expansion of gross output, intermediate input increased by 18.2 per cent with a value of RM1,254.2 billion.
The value added turned around to 14.6 per cent from negative 2.9 per cent in the previous year to record a value of RM355.1 billion in 2021.
The number of persons engaged in manufacturing sector correspondingly grew by 2.5 per cent with 2.3 million persons as compared to 2.2 million persons in the preceding year.
Concurrently, salaries & wages paid increased by 3.3 per cent to register RM89.5 billion (2020: RM86.7 billion).