Malaysia's manufacturing sector continues to grow

  • Economy
  • Friday, 12 May 2017

Higher output: A man works at a production line of a rubber gloves factory in Klang, The industrial production index expanded by 4.6 in March compared to the same month a year ago.

PETALING JAYA: Provisional data for March from the Statistics Department show that Malaysia’s manufacturing sector continues to grow, with sales jumping 13.6% to RM65.9bil compared to the same month a year ago.

Electrical and electronic (E&E) products; petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products; as well as non-metalic mineral products, basic metal and fabricated metal sales contributed to the significant increase in sales value. Together, these products contributed to four-fifths of the manufacturcing sector’s sales value.

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