Producer Price Index (2010=100) by Sector (MSIC 2008)
Year-on-year comparison showed that the Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production increased 9.0 per cent in March 2017. The highest increase was recorded by Mining index (+33.3%) followed by Agriculture, forestry & fishing (+13.8%), Manufacturing (+6.7%), Electricity & gas supply (+3.3%) and Water supply (+1.0%).
The PPI for local production declined by 1.5 per cent in March 2017 compared to February 2017. This was due to decreases in three sectors namely, Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-8.5%), Mining (-2.6%) and Manufacturing (-0.7%). Meanwhile, Electricity & gas supply inclined (+0.3%), followed by Water supply (+1.0%). [Table I]
The PPI for local production by stage of processing (SOP) declined 1.5 per cent in March 2017 compared to the previous month. This decline was due to decreases in the indices for Crude materials for further processing (-6.1%) and Intermediate materials, supplies and components (-0.7%). Meanwhile, Finished goods inclined 0.3 per cent.
As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for March 2017 increased 9.0 per cent. This was due to increases in index for Crude materials for further processing (+21.2%), Intermediate materials, supplies and components (+8.6%) and Finished goods (+1.5%). [Table II]
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
28 April 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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