Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew by 4.0 per cent in May 2019
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew by 4.0 per cent in May 2019 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The growth in May 2019 was driven by the increase in all indices: Electricity (5.7%), Manufacturing (4.2%) and Mining (3.0%).
The Manufacturing sector output rose by 4.2 per cent in May 2019 as compared to May 2018 after recording a growth of 4.3 per cent in April 2019. The major sub-sectors contributing to the increase in May 2019 were Transport Equipment and Other Manufactures Products (6.9%), Electrical and Electronics Products (3.7%) and Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.2%).
The output of Mining sector increased by 3.0 per cent in May 2019 as compared to the same period of the previous year, which is the highest growth since September 2017. The growth was contributed by the Natural Gas index (7.6%), while the Crude Oil index decreased by 2.0 per cent.
The Electricity sector output went up 5.7 per cent in May 2019 as compared to May 2018.
The IPI of Malaysia for the period of January to May 2019 recorded a growth of 3.2 per cent as compared to the same period of the previous year. The increase was contributed by the growth in Electricity sector (5.8%) and Manufacturing sector (4.1%). Meanwhile, the Mining sector declined by 0.1 per cent.
Data for May 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the June 2019 publication.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 July 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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