Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 3.0 per cent in May 2018
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 3.0 per cent in May 2018 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The growth in May 2018 was supported by the increase in the index of Manufacturing (4.1%) and the index of Electricity (2.6%). Meanwhile the index of Mining posted a decrease of 0.5 per cent (April 2018: 1.8%).
The Manufacturing sector output rose by 4.1 per cent in May 2018 after recording a growth of 5.3 per cent in April 2018. The major sub-sectors which registered increases in May 2018 were: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Products (4.8%), Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.7%), and Non-Metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products (5.0%).
The Mining sector output registered a decline of 0.5 per cent in May 2018 as compared to the same period of the previous year. The decline was contributed by the decrease in the Natural Gas Index (-4.8%). Meanwhile, Crude Oil index increased by 4.7 per cent.
The Electricity output increased by 2.6 per cent in May 2018 after recording an increase of 5.8 per cent in April 2018.
Data for May 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the June 2018 publication
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 July 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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