In a statement today, the department said that on a month-on-month basis, February 2020 manufacturing sales fell 6.3%.
The department said the total number of employees engaged in the manufacturing sector in February 2020 was 2.28 million, an increase of 1.6% from 2.24 million employees a year earlier.
"The content of the report also stated that salaries and wages paid amounted to RM7.61 billion, rose by 4.4% or RM318.1 million in February 2020 as against the same month of the preceding year.
"Simultaneously, the sales value per employee grew by 5.3% to record RM48,553 as compared with the same month in 2019. Meanwhile, the average salaries and wages per employee was RM3,340 in February 2020,” the department said.
Source: The Edge Markets