Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew by 5.8 per cent in February 2020
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew 5.8 per cent in February 2020 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The growth in February 2020 was driven by the increase of indices in all sectors, index of Electricity (6.8%), index of Mining (6.1%) and index of Manufacturing (5.6%).
On year-on-year basis, the Manufacturing sector output rose by 5.6 per cent in February 2020 after recording a growth of 2.2 per cent in January 2020. The major sub-sectors contributing to the increase in February 2020 were Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (6.3%), Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (6.2%) and Electrical and Electronics Products (5.1%).
The Mining sector output rose 6.1 per cent in February 2020 as compared to the same period of the previous year. The positive growth was due to the increase in Natural Gas index (12.0%). Meanwhile Crude Oil and Condensate index decreased by 0.5 per cent.
The Electricity sector output increased 6.8 per cent in February 2020 as compared to the same month of the previous year.
The full publication of the Industrial Production Index, February 2020 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.
Data for February 2020 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the March 2020 publication.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
13 April 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
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Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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