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Producer Price Index Malaysia October 2017

Release Date : Thursday 30, November 2017 1200

 

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

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production rose by 4.7 per cent on a year -on- year basis in October 2017, 1.3 points lower compared to 6.0 per cent in September 2017. Among the sectors which showed significant increases during this period were Mining (+19.6%), Agriculture, forestry & fishing (+4.3%), Manufacturing (+3.6%) and Electricity & gas supply (+0.3%). Meanwhile, the index for Water supply decreased 0.3 per cent.

On a monthly basis, PPI for local production declined by 0.6 per cent in October 2017. The decrease was driven by three sectors namely, Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-1.4%), Manufacturing (-0.6%) and Electricity & gas supply (-0.2%). Meanwhile, the indices for Mining and Water supply registered increases by (+0.7%) and (+0.4%) respectively. [Table I]

 

 


 

The PPI for local production by stage of processing (SOP) dropped 0.6 per cent in October 2017. This decline was due to decreases in the indices for intermediate materials, supplies and components (-0.8%) and Finished goods (-0.8%). Meanwhile, Crude materials for further processing increased 0.8 per cent.

As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for October 2017 increased 4.7 per cent. The increases were fuelled by the index for Crude materials for further processing (+10.2%), Intermediate materials, supplies and components (+4.9%) and Finished goods (+0.2%). [Table II]

 

 

Released By:

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

30 November 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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