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Producer Price Index Malaysia September 2018

Release Date : Wednesday 31, October 2018 1200

 

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

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production dropped 0.2 per cent on a year-on-year basis in September 2018 as compared to 0.3 per cent decline in August 2018. The sectors which recorded decrease during this period were Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-16.4%) and Manufacturing (-1.7%). Meanwhile, the index that registered increases were Mining (+28.9%), Electricity & gas supply (+1.0%) and Water supply (+0.4%).

On a monthly basis, the PPI for local production grew 1.2 per cent in September 2018, the highest increase since rising 2.0 per cent in January 2017. This was mainly due to the index of Mining (+10.3%), Manufacturing (+0.3%) and Water supply (+0.2%). In contrast, the index for Agriculture, forestry & fishing and Electricity & gas supply decreased 0.5 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 1.2 per cent in September 2018. This was due to the index for Crude materials for further processing (+4.1%), Finished goods (+0.8%) and Intermediate materials, supplies & components (+0.3%).

As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for September 2018 dropped 0.2 per cent. The decrease was attributed by Finished goods (-2.7%) and Intermediate materials, supplies & components (-1.5%). Conversely, the index for Crude materials for further processing rose 7.1  per cent.


 

Released By:

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

31 October 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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