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04/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/10/2019 22:16

Index Of Industrial Production, Malaysia February 2019

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 centover 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 centin 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 centin February 2019 as compared to February 2018.

*Notes:

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.

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DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
DrUzir_Mahidin Dr_Uzir

11 April 2019

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