Malaysia Industrial production March 2019


Malaysia: Industrial output jumps in March

May 10, 2019

Industrial production grew 3.1% year-on-year in March, up from February’s 1.7% growth and surpassing market analysts’ expectations of a 2.4% outturn. March’s print reflected a stronger expansion in the manufacturing sector and a less pronounced contraction in the mining sector.

In month-on-month terms, industrial output expanded 1.2% in March, rebounding from February’s 2.0% decline. Meanwhile, annual average growth in industrial production was unchanged at February’s 2.8% in March.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect industrial production to rise 3.5% in 2019, which is unchanged from the previous month’s estimate, and 3.4% in 2020.

Author:, Economist

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Malaysia Industry March 2019

Note: Annual changes of industrial production index and annual average growth rate in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia (DSM).

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