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Productivity Report 2021

The report’s tagline exudes the overall scenario of productivity growth in 2021 after recording the worst plunge in a decade last year.

“Rebound” within the context of the current productivity growth connotes the ability for labour productivity to bounce back from 2020’s position to a better place.

“Rebound” is always fast and intense to overcome negativities. Actions in rebound phase are swift, sharp, and speedy. Within the context of this report, rebound productivity can be achieved by exerting the potentials of the key productivity drivers – talent, technology, business environment, incentives, and productivity mindset.


Productivity Report 2020

The theme for this year ‘s report, “Resilience Through Productivity”, is particularly apt as it resonates not only with what MPC has been trying to promote, but also because resilience is certainly required to face the difficult times brought about by the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. With some areas of the economy especially affected by social distancing guidelines, efforts to improve productivity have paused considering the downturn in business and demand.

Productivity Report 2018-2019

Productivity Report 2018/2019

With the theme ‘Driving Productivity of the Nation’, the Productivity Report for 2018/2019 will give the readers, who are mostly from the industries, ministries and Government agencies, an in-depth view on the importance of productivity in the nation’s economic growth and quality of life of the Rakyat. Whereas the sub-theme of ‘Digitalisation Leads to Innovation Through Workforce of the Future’ will focus on the role of innovation and human capital in the Industry Revolution 4.0 era.

Productivity Report 2018

Productivity Report 2017/2018

Malaysia has been making clear strides towards transforming into an advanced economy and inclusive nation, with a strong economic growth record. As Malaysia approaches its vision to become an advanced economy and inclusive nation by 2020, productivity improvement is critical for sustaining this positive trajectory.

Laporan Produktiviti 2016-2017

Productivity Report 2016/2017

Transforming the mindset of people is essential towards greater collaboration to achieve better productivity. This will eventually mobilise higher economic growth and better well-being of society. An enhanced network of collaboration will nurture a more powerful and innovative drive for a more productive mindset and culture. and narrow the gap with the technological frontier.

Productivity Report 2015/2016

Malaysia’s future productivity growth is highly dependent on the capability of the workforce to innovate and apply advanced knowledge and technologies. The issue of human capital development through higher quality education is critical in achieving long-term sustainable growth and becoming a high income nation by 2020.

Productivity Report 2014/2015

While Malaysia’s economic diversity and strong fundamentals are helping to expedite the country’s transformation towards becoming a high income nation, the catalyst of Malaysia’s economic growth amidst global uncertainties is productivity. In 2014, the country’s labour productivity grew by 3.5% to RM61,708, making it a strong contributing factor to Malaysia’s higher GDP growth of 6%. This puts the country on track to achieving its goal of having an annual productivity growth rate of 3.7% by 2020

Productivity Report 2013/2014

Despite the uncertain global economic climate, Malaysia achieved GDP growth of 4.7% in 2013, driven by domestic demand growth of 7.6%. In tandem with this, the economy recorded labour productivity growth of 2.3% to a productivity level of RM60,437. The growth in Malaysia’s labour productivity can be attributed to the performance of key sectors of the economy, as well as technological progress, capital deepening and widening and the quality of labour.

Productivity Report 2012/2013

Malaysia has managed to maintain its dynamic growth amidst a fragile global environment, recording a GDP growth of 5.6% in 2012, which was driven largely by a double digit growth of 10.6% in domestic demand, and an investment growth of 19.9%. In tandem with this, the economy recorded a productivity growth of 2% to a productivity level of RM58, 874

Productivity Report 2011/2012

Malaysia’s economy continued to grow in 2011 with a GDP growth of 5.1% and employment growth of 0.6%. In tandem with this, the economy recorded a productivity growth of 4.6% to a productivity level of RM54,023. It is gratifying to note that Malaysia’s productivity had surpassed growth recorded by most OECD countries. Malaysia’s 4.6% productivity growth was ahead of Republic of Korea (2.1%), Finland (1.9%), USA (1.2%), UK (0.5%) and Japan (-0.2%).