The main objective of the Annual Manufacturing Industries Survey is to collect information pertaining to growth, contribution, composition and distribution of the manufacturing sector to assist the government in development planning and formulating policies. The data are also used for the compilation of national accounts, input-output tables and specific studies. In addition, the results are used by policy makers, economists, planners and academicians in economic projections and analysis. The information collected is published in the publication namely "Report on Survey of Manufacturing Industries" which is available at the Users' Service Unit of The Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The survey covers 259 industries in the manufacturing sector (based on the Malaysia Standard Industrial Classification (2008).
Producers and sponsors
The Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM)
Government of Malaysia
The Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Notes
The survey is conducted through two methods namely by mail enquiry and face to face interviews. For mail enquiry, respondents are given one month to complete and return the questionnaires to the Department meanwhile for face to face interviews, the field work officer will directly go to the establishment based on the respondent address.