According to the Statistics Department, rises were recorded by electrical and electronics products (24%), petroleum, chemicals, rubber and plastic products (20.5%) and non-metallic mineral products, basic metal and fabricated metal (13.3%).
The three sub-sectors contributed 79.8 per cent to the sales value of the manufacturing sector, the department said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, total employees engaged in the sector in May was 1,051,923 persons, an increase of 2.7% or 27,164 persons as compared to 1,024,759 persons a year ago.
Salaries and wages increased by 13.3% to RM3.464bil.
Following this, the sales value per employee increased by 16.4% to RM58,863 from the same month of May 2016 - Bernama.
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