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Producer Price Index Malaysia August 2019

Release Date : Monday 30, September 2019 1200

 

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX (2010=100) BY SECTOR (MSIC 2008)

The Producer Price Index (PPI) local production decreased 1.9 per cent in August 2019 as compared to the same month of the preceding year. The Mining index decreased 10.9 per cent, followed by Water supply (-2.6%), Manufacturing (-1.0%) and Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-0.9%) indices. Meanwhile, the index of Electricity & gas supply rose 2.2 per cent.

As compared to the previous month, the PPI local production grew 0.2 per cent in August 2019. The index of Agriculture, forestry & fishing registered the highest rate of growth at 5.2 per cent, followed by Electricity & gas supply (0.4%) and Water supply (0.2%) indices. In contrast, the index of Mining decreased 2.0 per cent while the Manufacturing index was unchanged. 

 

Table 1 : Producer Price Index (2010=100) Local Production by Sector (MSIC 2008), Malaysia

 

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX BY STAGE OF PROCESSING

In August 2019, the PPI local production by stage of processing (SOP) declined 1.9 per cent. The decrease was attributed by Crude materials for further processing (-7.5%) and Intermediate materials, supplies & components (-1.7%) indices. Conversely, the index of Finished goods rose 1.8 per cent.

On a monthly basis, the PPI local production by SOP for August 2019 increased 0.2 per cent. The increase was contributed by Intermediate materials, supplies & components (0.4%) and Finished goods (0.3%) indices. On the other hand, the index of Crude materials for further processing decreased 0.6 per cent.

 

Table 2 : Producer Price Index (2010=100), Local Production by Stage of Processing

 

Released by:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

30 September 2019

 

Contact person:

Rohaida binti Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my

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