Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 1.2 percent year-on-year in July 2020, shifting from a 0.4 percent fall a month earlier. This was the first growth in industrial output since February, as the country emerged gradually from the COVID-19 shocks following the loosening of the movement control orders. Production of manufacturing expanded further (2.9 percent vs 4.7 percent in June), led by electrical & electronic products (9.6 percent), transport equipment and other manufacturers (9 percent), and petroleum, chemicals (1.5 percent). Meanwhile, there were declines in both mining activity (-3 percent vs -17.1 percent) and electricity output (-5.1 percent vs -2.4 percent).

Industrial Production in Malaysia averaged 1.98 percent from 2007 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 12.80 percent in March of 2010 and a record low of -32 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Industrial Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Industrial Production in Malaysia is expected to be 1.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Malaysia to stand at 6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Industrial Production is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2021 and 4.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 -0.40 12.80 -32.00 2007 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-11 04:00 AM Apr -32% -4.9% -18% -6.5%
2020-07-09 04:00 AM May -22.1% -32% -25% -25%
2020-08-07 04:00 AM Jun -0.4% -21.6% -10.4% -12%
2020-09-11 04:00 AM Jul 1.2% -0.4% 0.9% 1.5%
2020-10-12 04:00 AM Aug 1.2% 0.8%
2020-11-09 04:00 AM Sep 1.1%
2020-12-11 04:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Malaysia Industrial Output Rises for First Time in 5 Months
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 1.2 percent year-on-year in July 2020, shifting from a 0.4 percent fall a month earlier. This was the first growth in industrial output since February, as the country emerged gradually from the COVID-19 shocks following the loosening of the movement control orders. Production of manufacturing expanded further (2.9 percent vs 4.7 percent in June), led by electrical & electronic products (9.6 percent), transport equipment and other manufacturers (9 percent), and petroleum, chemicals (1.5 percent). Meanwhile, there were declines in both mining activity (-3 percent vs -17.1 percent) and electricity output (-5.1 percent vs -2.4 percent).
2020-09-11
Malaysia Industrial Output Shrinks for 4th Month
Industrial production in Malaysia fell by 0.4 percent year-on-year in June 2020, after a downwardly revised 21.6 slump a month earlier. This was the fourth straight month of decline in industrial production, but the smallest fall in the current sequence, due to the loosening of the movement control orders to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak. Output contracted softer for both electricity sector (-2.4 percent vs -10.3 percent in May) and mining activity (-17.1 percent vs -22.2 percent), while that of manufacturing rebounded sharply (4.7 percent vs -22.6 percent).
2020-08-07
Malaysia Industrial Output Shrinks Less than Expected
Industrial production in Malaysia tumbled by 22.1 percent year-on-year in May 2020, compared with market consensus of a 25 percent fall and after a 32 plunge a month earlier. This was the second-steepest decline on record, due to the effect of movement control orders to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak. Output shranks softer for both manufacturing (-23.2 percent vs -37.2 percent in April) and electricity sector (-10.3 percent vs -19.2 percent), while that of mining activity continued to fall (-22.2 percent vs -19.6 percent).
2020-07-09
Malaysia Industrial Output Falls at Record Pace
Industrial production in Malaysia plunged by 32 percent year-on-year in April 2020, compared with market consensus of an 18 percent fall and after a 4.9 drop a month earlier. This was the steepest decline on record, due to the effect of movement control orders to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak. Manufacturing output collapsed (-37.2 percent vs -4.1 percent in March), mainly due to non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (-62.7 percent), electrical and electronic products (-34.1 percent), and petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products (-21.4 percent). In addition, mining activity shrank faster (-19.6 percent vs -6.5 percent), due to crude oil and condensate (-20.2 percent) and natural gas (-19 percent). At the same time, the electricity sector slumped 19.2 percent, after a 7 percent drop in March.
2020-06-11

Malaysia Industrial Production
In Malaysia, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.