17th March, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: Eleven companies owned by women entrepreneurs, who participated in the Women Exporters Development Programme organised by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), had generated RM132.33 million in exports last year.
The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) said a majority of the companies were in the food and beverage, lifestyle and information, communication and technology sectors.
“Between 2004 and 2016, the programme had assisted 120 women-owned companies which managed to penetrate various international markets,” the agency said in a statement.
As of March 2017, there were about 19,000 Malaysian companies registered with MATRADE.
“From this amount, 14 per cent were companies owned by women exporters,” the statement added. –Bernama