Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) posted a higher growth of 4.7% in February 2017
The Index of Industrial Production (IPI) posted a higher growth of 4.7% in February 2017 as compared to the same month of the previous year. The stronger growth in February 2017 was driven by positive expansion in all indices: Manufacturing ( 6.5%), Mining (0.4%) and Electricity (1.5%).
The Manufacturing sector output increase at a faster pace of 6.5% in February 2017 after an expansion of 4.6% recorded in January 2017. The major sub-sectors that propelled the growth in February 2017 were: Electrical and Electronics Products (8.1%); Food, Beverages and Tobacco (15.9%); and Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.7%).
The Mining sector output grew nominally by 0.4% in February 2017 after an increase of 1.1% in January 2017. This was mainly due to a further decline in Crude Oil index by 4.7%. However, the Natural Gas index posted a better growth of 7.0%.
The Electricity sector output grew marginally by 1.5% in February 2017 after registering a growth of 1.1% in January 2017.
Data for February 2017
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 APRIL 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
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Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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