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Producer Price Index Malaysia February 2018

Release Date : Friday 30, March 2018 1200

 

 

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

 

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production decreased 3.4 per cent on a year -on- year basis in February 2018 compared to a decrease of 1.2 per cent  in January 2018. Among the sectors which decreased during this period were Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-16.2%), and Manufacturing (-2.6%). Meanwhile, the index registered increases for mining (+3.1%), Water supply (+1.2%) and Electricity & gas supply (+0.8%) sectors.

On a monthly basis, PPI for local production decreased by 1.5 per cent in February 2018.  This  was  due  to decrease  in  Mining  (-6.3%), Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-2.5%) and Manufacturing (-0.8%) sectors. Meanwhile, the index for the Electricity & gas supply and water supply sectors increased by 1.1 per cent and 0.1 per cent respectively. [Table I].

 

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX BY STAGE OF PROCESSING

 

 

The PPI for local production by stage of processing (SOP) decreased by 1.5 per cent in February 2018. This was due to the negative changes in the index for Crude materials for further processing (-4.8%), Finished goods (-1.4%), and Intermediate materials, supplies and components (-0.2%).

As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for February 2018 decreased 3.4 per cent. The decreased was fuelled by the index for Crude materials for further processing (-5.8%), Intermediate materials, supplies and components  (-2.9%) and Finished goods (-2.1%). [Table II].


 

 

Released By:

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

30 March 2018

 

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]dosm.gov.my

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