Malaysia’s Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased by 6.8 percent in August 2017
The Index of Industrial Production (IPI) grew by 6.8 per cent in August 2017 compared to the same month of the previous year. The expansion in August was supported by positive growth in all indices: Manufacturing (7.6%), Mining (5.3%) and Electricity (3.0%).
Year-on-year basis, Manufacturing sector output rose 7.6 per cent in August 2017 after registering a strong growth of 8.0 per cent in July 2017. The major sub-sectors which recorded an expansion in August 2017 were: Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (6.9%); Electrical and Electronic Products (8.6%); and Food, Beverages and Tobacco Products (9.4%).
The Mining sector output increased strongly by 5.3 per cent in August 2017 (July 2017: 0.2%). This was mainly due to an increase of 14.6 per cent in the index for Natural Gas. However the index for Crude Oil fell by 1.6 per cent in August 2017.
The Electricity sector output expanded 3.0 per cent in August 2017 on yearly basis.
Data for August 2017
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 OCTOBER 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
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Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my