Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew by 3.1 per cent in March 2019
The Manufacturing sector output rose by 4.1 per cent in March 2019 as compared to March 2018 after recording a growth of 3.7 per cent in February 2019. The major sub-sectors contributing to the increase in March 2019 were Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products (6.8%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.7%) and Electrical and Electronics Products (2.7%).
The Mining sector output registered a marginal decreased of 0.2 per cent in March 2019 as compared to the same period of the previous year. The drop was contributed by the Crude Oil index (-2.0%) while the Natural Gas index increased by 1.4 per cent.
The Electricity sector output went up 4.8 per cent in March 2019 as compared to March 2018.
The IPI of Malaysia for the first quarter 2019 recorded a growth of 2.7 per cent as compared to the same period of the previous year. The increase was contributed by the growth in Electricity sector (5.8%) and Manufacturing sector (4.0%). Meanwhile, the Mining sector declined by 1.9 per cent.
Data for March 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the April 2019 publication.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 May 2019
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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