Malaysia´s manufacturing sales up 8.1 pct to RM70.4 bln in August 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) – Malaysia’s manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 8.1 per cent, rising to RM70.4 billion in August 2018 from RM65.1 billion reported in the same period last year, says the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

In its publication ‘Monthly Manufacturing Statistics’, Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the significant increase in sales value for the month under review was due to the increase in electrical and electronics products (9.3 per cent); petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastics products (7.7 per cent); and transport equipment & other manufactured products (10.1 per cent).

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