Producer Price Index (2010=100) by Sector (MSIC 2008)
The Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production slipped 0.3 per cent on a year-on-year basis in August 2018 as compared to 0.7 per cent increase in July 2018. The sectors which decreased during this period were Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-13.2%), Manufacturing (-1.7%) and Water supply (-0.5%). Meanwhile, the index that registered increases were Mining (+28.6%) and Electricity & gas supply (+0.6%).
On a monthly basis, the PPI for local production showed a slight decline of 0.1 per cent in August 2018. This was mainly due to the index of Mining (-0.9%), Agriculture, forestry & fishing (-0.7%) and Electricity & gas supply (-0.2%). In contrast, the index for Manufacturing rose 0.1 per cent and Water supply remain unchanged.
PRODUCER PRICE INDEX BY STAGE OF PROCESSING
The PPI for local production by stage of processing (SOP) decreased 0.1 per cent in August 2018. This was due to the index for Crude materials for further processing (-0.8%) and Finished goods (-0.2%), whilst the index for Intermediate materials, supplies & components rose 0.3 per cent.
As compared with the same month a year ago, the PPI for local production by SOP for August 2018 dropped 0.3 per cent. The decreases were attributed by Finished goods (-3.3%) and Intermediate materials, supplies & components (-1.4%). Meanwhile, the index for Crude materials for further processing grew 7.2 per cent.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
28 September 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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