PRODUCER PRICE INDEX (2010=100) BY SECTOR (MSIC 2008)
The Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production expanded 0.7 per cent on a year-on-year basis in October 2018 as compared to 0.2 per cent decline in September 2018. The growth was supported by an increase in index of Mining (+30.6%) and Electricity & gas supply (+1.0%). Meanwhile, the index that registered decreases were Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-17.6%), Water supply (-1.0%) and Manufacturing (-0.7%).
On a month-on-month basis, the PPI for local production grew 0.3 per cent in October 2018 which was mainly due to the index of Mining (+2.1%) and Manufacturing (+0.4%). In contrast, the index for Agriculture, forestry & fishing, Water supply and Electricity & gas supply decreased 2.8 per cent, 1.0 per cent and 0.1 per cent respectively.
PRODUCER PRICE INDEX BY STAGE OF PROCESSING
The PPI for local production by stage of processing (SOP) increased 0.3 per cent in October 2018 which was contributed by the index for Crude materials for further processing (+1.5%) and Finished goods (+0.3%). Conversely, the index for Intermediate materials, supplies & components decreased marginally by 0.1 per cent.
As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for October 2018 increased 0.7 per cent. It was led by the increase in Crude materials for further processing at 7.8 per cent. On the other hand, Finished goods and Intermediate materials, supplies & components recorded a decrease of 1.7 per cent and 0.8 per cent respectively.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
30 November 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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