Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) expanded by 4.6% in March 2017
The Index of Industrial Production (IPI) expanded by 4.6% in March 2017 as compared to the same month of the previous year. The expansion in March 2017 was supported by positive growth in Manufacturing index (5.9%) and Mining index (2.0%). However, the Electricity index declined by 0.2%.
The Manufacturing sector output accelerated to 5.9% in March 2017 after recorded a 6.6% increase in February 2017. The major sub-sectors which recorded an expansion in March 2017 were: Electrical and Electronics Products (8.5%); Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.6%); and Wood Products, Furniture, Paper Products, Printing (10.3%).
The Mining sector output posted a higher growth of 2.0% in March 2017 after an increase of 0.4% recorded in February 2017. The growth in March 2017 was driven by a sustained increase of 7.9% in Natural Gas index. However, the Crude Oil index contracted at slower pace of 2.6%.
The Electricity sector output decrease marginally by 0.2% in March 2017 after registering a growth of 1.5% in February 2017.
Data for March 2017
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
11 MAY 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my