Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 2.2 per cent in August 2018
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 2.2 per cent in August 2018 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The growth in August 2018 was supported by an increase in the index of Manufacturing (4.3%) and the index of Electricity (4.0%). Meanwhile, the index of Mining recorded a decline of 4.6 per cent (July 2018: -5.9%).
Year-on-year basis, the Manufacturing sector output rose by 4.3 per cent in August 2018 after recording a growth of 5.2 per cent in July 2018. The major sub-sectors which recorded an increase in August 2018 were: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Products (4.5%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.5%) and Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (4.9%).
The Mining sector output registered a decline of 4.6 per cent in August 2018 as compared to the same period of the previous year. The decline was contributed by the decrease in the Natural Gas Index (-8.0%) and the Crude Oil Index (-0.6%).
The Electricity output increased by 4.0 per cent in August 2018 following an increase of 4.5 per cent in July 2018.
Data for August 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the September 2018 publication
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
11 October 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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