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Malaysia’s per capita income reaches RM30,623
Malaysia recorded a higher gross per capita income in 2011 at US$9,700 (RM30,623), up from US$6,700 (RM21,152) in 2010.
The country’s average gross domestic product has reached RM881 billion while foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows rose 24.9% to RM36.6 billion in 2011 from RM29.3 billion in 2010, Head of the Department of Statistics (DOS), Dr Abdul Rahman Hasan said at a seminar on the role and responsibilities of DOS in Shah Alam, Selangor, yesterday.
Selangor emerged as the top contributor with 131,277 factories out of a total 662,939 factories in operations throughout the country.
Stressing on the importance of statistics, he said the data collated could assist the Government draw up relevant policies to ensure continuous economic growth.
Adapted from StarBiz 19 July 2012
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