Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased substantially by 6.1% in July 2017
The Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased substantially by 6.1 percent in July 2017 compared to the same month of the previous year. The growth was driven by positive growth in all sectors: Manufacturing (8.0%), Electricity (7.9%) and Mining (0.2%).
The Manufacturing output grew significantly by 8.0 percent in July 2017 after registered an increase of 4.7 percent in June 2017. The expansion was mainly due to higher growth in major sub-sectors namely: Electrical and Electronics Products (10.5%); Food, Beverages and Tobacco (19.2%); and Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.9%).
The mining sector output increased by 0.2 percent in July 2017 (June 2017: 2.4%) due to an increase of 5.5 percent in the index for Natural Gas. However the index for Crude Oil fell by 3.9 percent in July 2017.
The Electricity output increased strongly by 7.9 percent in July 2017 after recorded an increase of 2.1 percent in June 2017.
Data for July 2017
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 SEPTEMBER 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