Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew by 1.7 per cent in February 2019
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) in February 2019 registered a growth of 1.7 per cent over the same month in the previous year. The growth in February 2019 was driven by the increase in the index of Electricity (4.9%) and Manufacturing (3.7%). Meanwhile the index of Mining recorded a decline of 5.0 per cent.
The Manufacturing sector index recorded a growth of 3.7 per cent in February 2019 as compared to February 2018 after recording an increase of 4.2 per cent in January 2019. The major sub-sectors contributing to the increase in February 2019 were Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products (6.3%), Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (4.6%) and Electrical and Electronics Products (3.1%).
The Mining sector index recorded a decline of 5.0 per cent in February 2019 as compared to the same period of the previous year. The decline was due to the decrease in the Natural Gas index (-5.6%) and Crude Oil index (-4.3%).
The Electricity sector index grew by 4.9 per cent in February 2019 as compared to February 2018.
Data for February 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the March 2019 publication.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
11 April 2019
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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