Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) grew by 5.0 per cent in November 2017
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew by 5.0 per cent in November 2017 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The increase in November was supported by the growth in all indices: Manufacturing (6.7%), Mining (0.2%) and Electricity (3.9%).
Year-on-year basis, the output of the manufacturing sector in November increased strongly by 6.7 per cent after registered an increase of 4.2 per cent in October 2017. The major sub-sectors which recorded an expansion in November 2017 were: Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (7.5%), Electrical and Electronic Products (6.9%) and Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products (8.2%).
The Mining sector output grew by 0.2 per cent in November 2017 (October 2017: 0.8%). This was mainly due to the increase of Crude Oil index (0.3%). Meanwhile Natural Gas Index decline 0.01 per cent.
The Electricity sector output expanded 3.9 per cent in November 2017 on yearly basis.
Data for November 2017
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 JANUARY 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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