Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 4.2 per cent in October 2018
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 4.2 per cent in October 2018 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The growth in October 2018 was supported by the increase in all indices: Manufacturing (5.4%), Electricity (2.1%) and Mining (1.4%).
On a yearly basis, the Manufacturing sector index increased by 5.4 per cent in October 2018 after recording a growth of 4.8 per cent in September 2018. The main sub - sectors that propel growth in October 2018 were: Transport Equipment and Other Manufactures Products (10.1%), Electrical and Electronics Products (7.1%) and Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (4.1%).
The Mining sector index recorded an increase of 1.4 per cent in October 2018 as compared to the same period of the previous year. The increase was contributed by the growth in Natural Gas index (2.3%) and Crude Oil index (0.4%).
The Electricity sector index increased by 2.1 per cent in October 2018 as against October 2017.
Data for October 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the November 2018 publication.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 December 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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