Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) grew moderately by 3.5% in January 2017
The Index of Industrial Production (IPI) expanded by 3.5% in January 2017 as compared to the same month of the previous year. The expansion in January 2017 was supported by positive growth in all indices: Manufacturing (4.6%), Mining (1.1%) and Electricity (1.1%).
The Manufacturing sector output increased by 4.6% in January 2017 after an expansion of 4.3% recorded in December 2016. The major sub-sectors which increased in January 2017 were: Electrical and Electronics Products (6.9%); Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (2.3%); and Food, Beverages and Tobacco (6.8%).
The Mining sector output grew at a slower pace of 1.1% in January 2017 after registering a higher growth of 5.8% in December 2016 supported by the increase in Natural Gas index by 5.3%. However, the Crude Oil index declined by 2.3%.
The Electricity sector output increased slightly by 1.1% in January 2017 after a significant growth of 6.1% in December 2016.
Data for January 2017
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
13 MARCH 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my