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Producer Price Index Malaysia April 2017

Release Date : Wednesday 31, May 2017 1200

 

Producer Price Index (2010=100) by Sector (MSIC 2008)

Year-on-year comparison showed that the Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production increased 7.5 per cent in April 2017. The highest increase was recorded by Mining index (+32.0%) followed by Manufacturing (+5.9%), Electricity & gas supply (+4.2%) and Agriculture, forestry & fishing (+4.0%).However, Water supply dropped (-1.0%).

The PPI for local production declined by 0.9 per cent in April 2017 compared to March 2017. This was  due to  decreases in  four  sectors  namely, Agriculture,  forestry  &  fishing  (-6.1%),   Mining (-1.0%), Manufacturing (-0.5%) and Electricity & gas supply (-0.3%). Meanwhile, Water supply inclined (+0.1%). [Table I]

 

 

Producer Price Index by Stage of Processing

 

 

The PPI for local production by stage of processing (SOP) declined 0.9 per cent in April 2017 compared to the previous month. This decline was due to decreases in the indices for Crude materials for further processing (-1.9%), Intermediate materials, supplies and components (-1.0%) and Finished goods (-0.1%).

As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for April 2017 increased 7.5 per cent. This was due to increases in index for Crude materials for further processing (+17.8%), Intermediate materials, supplies and components (+6.9%) and Finished goods (+1.4%). [Table II]

 

Released By:


DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA

31 May 2017

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my

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