In January, industrial production added a paltry 0.2% over the same month last year, which was a fraction of the 2.9% expansion observed in December (previously reported: +3.0% year-on-year). Nevertheless, the print overshot market expectations that had industrial production falling 1.0%. According to the statistical office, the deceleration seen in January was broad-based, as all main sub-components decreased compared to the previous month. A month-on-month analysis confirms the moderation suggested by the annual figures, as industrial production contracted 3.1% in seasonally adjusted terms (December: +1.2% mom). Despite the January deceleration, the trend was stable, with the annual average growth in industrial production remaining unchanged at December's 1.4%
Industrial production slows down in January
March 12, 2012
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Malaysia Economic News
October 12, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.9% in August from the same month last year.
October 7, 2016
Exports in USD terms rose 3.3% annually in August, which was a sharp improvement over July’s 8.9% contraction (previously reported: -8.7% year-on-year).
September 23, 2016
In August, consumer prices rose 0.43% over the previous month, which was slightly up from the 0.26% increase registered in July, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
September 16, 2016
The ringgit has had a tumultuous week as a combination of factors, both domestic and external, have impacted the currency.
September 10, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.1% in July over the same month last year.