Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased by 4.2% in April 2017
The Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased by 4.2% in April 2017 (March 2017 : 4.6%) as compared to the same month of the previous year supported by the strong growth in Manufacturing sector by 6.7%. However, the Mining and Electricity index declined by 2.0% and 1.5% respectively.
The Manufacturing sector output continued to record a significant growth of 6.7% in April 2017 after an expansion of 5.9% recorded in March 2017. The major sub-sectors which expanded in April 2017 were: Electrical and Electronics Products (9.7%); Food, Beverages and Tobacco (15.4%); and Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.0%).
The Mining sector output contracted by 2.0% in April 2017 (March 2017 : 2.0%) due to the 6.6% decrease in Crude Oil index. Meanwhile, Natural Gas index rose 4.0%.
The Electricity sector output declined by 1.5% in April 2017 after a decreased of 0.2% recorded in March 2017
Data for April 2017
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
9 JUNE 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