Industry in Malaysia
Malaysia - Industry
Industrial production accelerates in May
Industrial production expanded 6.0% in May over the same month last year. The figure was up from the 4.2% increase observed in April and beat market expectations of a 4.4% rise. May’s result was mainly driven by stronger growth in the manufacturing sector, which expanded at the fastest pace in three months.
On a monthly basis, industrial production increased a seasonally-adjusted 1.3% in May, which was down from the 3.6% expansion that was observed in April. Annual average growth in industrial production held steady at April’s 4.5% in May.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project that industrial production will grow 4.7% in 2014, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. In 2015, the panel expects industrial output to expand 4.3%.
Malaysia - Industry Data
|Industrial Production (annual variation in %)||3.4||5.2||2.5||4.1||4.3|
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Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||3.97||0.15 %||Feb 14|
|Exchange Rate||4.08||0.0 %||Feb 14|
|Stock Market||1,689||-0.29 %||Feb 14|
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February 14, 2019
The Malaysian economy accelerated in the final quarter of 2018, posting growth of 4.7% over the same quarter a year earlier (Q3: +4.4% year-on-year).
February 11, 2019
Industrial output grew 3.4% over the same month a year earlier from a revised 2.6% expansion in November (previously reported: +2.5% year-on-year), December’s increase also above market expectations of a softer acceleration.
January 30, 2019
In USD terms, exports grew 2.3% over the same month a year earlier in December.
January 24, 2019
At its 24 January meeting, the Monetary Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia left the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25%, where it has been since January last year.
January 24, 2019
In December consumer prices rose 0.08% over the previous month, down from November’s 0.25% increase.