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Producer Price Index Malaysia March 2019

Release Date : Tuesday 30, April 2019 1200

 

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX (2010=100) BY SECTOR (MSIC 2008)

The Producer Price Index (PPI) local production decreased 1.5 per cent in March 2019 as compared to the same month of the preceding year. The sectors   which decreased  during  this  month  were  Agriculture,  forestry & fishing (-14.2%),  Water supply  (-1.7%) and Manufacturing (-0.8%). Meanwhile, the index of Mining and Electricity & gas supply increased 3.0 per cent and 2.1 per cent respectively.

As compared to the previous month, the PPI local production declined 0.3 per cent in March 2019. This was due to the decline in Agriculture, forestry & fishing by 5.8 per cent. However, the index of four sectors increased namely Electricity & gas supply (+2.1%), Mining (+0.5%), Water supply (+0.2%) and Manufacturing (+0.1%). PPI local production for the period of January-March 2019 registered a decrease of 2.2 per cent as compared to the same period last year.

 

Table I: Producer Price Index (2010=100) Local Production by Sector (MSIC 2008), Malaysia

 

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX BY STAGE OF PROCESSING

In March 2019, the PPI local production at all stage of processing (SOP) showed a decline as compared to the same month last year. It was contributed by the index of Crude materials for further processing (-3.0%), Intermediate materials, supplies and components (-1.3%) and Finished goods (-0.6%).

On monthly basis, the PPI local production by SOP for March 2019 decreased 0.3 per cent which was contributed by Crude materials for further processing (-1.1%) and Finished goods (-0.2%). On the other hand, Intermediate materials, supplies & components rose 0.1 per cent.

 

Table II: Producer Price Index (2010=100), Local Production by Stage of Processing

 

Released By:

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

30 April 2019


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