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Producer Price Index Malaysia May 2018

Release Date : Friday 29, June 2018 1200

 

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

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production decreased 0.4 per cent on a year -on- year basis in May 2018 as compared to a decrease of 0.8 per cent in April 2018. Among the sectors which declined during this period were Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-9.6%) and Manufacturing (-2.5%). Meanwhile, the index that registered increases were Mining (+29.8%), Electricity & gas supply (+2.1%) and Water supply (+0.1%) sectors.

On a monthly basis, PPI for local production rose 0.3 per cent in May 2018. This was due to the increases in Mining (+4.5%) and Electricity & gas supply (+0.3%). Meanwhile, the following indices declined: Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-0.6%); Water supply (-0.5%) and Manufacturing (-0.2%). [Table I]

 

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX BY STAGE OF PROCESSING

The PPI for local production by stage of processing (SOP) increased by 0.3 per cent in May 2018. This was due to the positive changes in the index for Crude materials for further processing (+3.8%). However, the index for Intermediate materials, supplies & components slipped 0.7 per cent and Finished goods declined 0.1 per cent.

As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for May 2018 decreased 0.4 per cent. The decline was attributed by Intermediate materials, supplies & components and Finished goods which decreased by 2.7 per cent respectively. Meanwhile, the index for Crude materials for further processing recorded an increase of 9.5 per cent. [Table II]


 

 

Released By:

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

29 June 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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