Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 4.6 per cent in April 2018
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 4.6 per cent in April 2018 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The growth in April 2018 was supported by the increase in all indices: Manufacturing ( 5.3%), Mining (1.8%) and Electricity (5.8%).
The Manufacturing sector output rose by 5.3 per cent in April 2018 after recording a growth of 4.1 per cent in March 2018. The major sub-sectors which registered increases in April 2018 were: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Products ( 6.6%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products ( 3.0%), and Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products (4.7%).
The Mining sector output recorded an increase of 1.8 per cent in April 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year. This was due to an increase in the Crude Oil index ( 4.4%). Meanwhile, Natural Gas index decreased by 0.4 per cent.
The Electricity output increased by 5.8 per cent in April 2018 after recording an increase of 4.4 per cent in March 2018.
The IPI series from reference month January 2015 onwards are using base year 2015. The previously issued IPIs has been revised in line with the base year 2015. For further details, please refer to the technical note attached.
Data for April 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the May 2018 publication
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 JUNE 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my