Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased by 2.9 per cent in December 2017
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 2.9 per cent in December 2017 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The growth in December 2017 was driven by an increase in the Manufacturing index (5.3%) and Electricity index (3.9%). Meanwhile, the index of Mining posted a decrease of 4.1 per cent (November 2017: 0.2%).
The Manufacturing sector output rose by 5.3 per cent in December 2017 following an increase of 6.7 per cent in November 2017. The increase was driven by growth of its main sub-sectors, namely: Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products (17.0%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.6%) and Electrical and Electronic Products (4.1%).
The Mining sector output registered a decline of 4.1 per cent in December 2017 (November 2017: 0.2%). The decrease was contributed by the decline in the Crude Oil index (-5.0%) and the Natural Gas index (-3.2%).
The Electricity output remained unchanged at 3.9 per cent in December 2017.
Data for December 2017
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
09 FEBRUARY 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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