Industrial production in Malaysia increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year in January 2020, after a 1.3 percent rise in December 2019. It was the weakest growth in industrial output since October last year, as manufacturing output growth eased (2.1 pct vs 3.4 pct in December), mainly due to textile, wearing, apparel, leather & footwear (3.2% vs 4.9%), transport equipment & other manufactures (1.4% vs 4.7%), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (3.9% vs 4.6% ). At the same time, electricity production edged down (-0.01 pct vs 0.9 pct). Meanwhile, mining output fell 3.9 percent, after a 4.9 percent drop in December, due to decreases in crude oil and condensate (-5.9%) and natural gas (-2.3%). On a monthly basis industrial output inched down 0.04 percent in January 2020, after a 0.4 percent fall in December.

Industrial Production in Malaysia averaged 2.39 percent from 2007 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 12.80 percent in March of 2010 and a record low of -17.60 percent in January of 2009. 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 April of 2020. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Industrial Production in Malaysia is expected to be 1.50 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 4.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Industrial Production is projected to trend around 4.80 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 1.30 12.80 -17.60 2007 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-12 04:00 AM Oct 0.3% 1.7% 1.4% 1.1%
2020-01-10 04:00 AM Nov 2% 0.3% 1% 4.2%
2020-02-07 04:00 AM Dec 1.3% 2.1% 2% 0.5%
2020-03-13 04:00 AM Jan 0.6% 1.3% 2.8%
2020-04-10 04:00 AM Feb 0.6% 2.5%
2020-05-08 04:00 AM Mar 1.5%
2020-06-11 04:00 AM Apr
2020-07-10 04:00 AM May


News Stream
Malaysia Industrial Output Growth Slows to 0.6%
Industrial production in Malaysia increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year in January 2020, after a 1.3 percent rise in December 2019. It was the weakest growth in industrial output since October last year, as manufacturing output growth eased (2.1 pct vs 3.4 pct in December), mainly due to textile, wearing, apparel, leather & footwear (3.2% vs 4.9%), transport equipment & other manufactres (1.4% vs 4.7%), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (3.9% vs 4.6% ). At the same time, electricity production edged down (-0.01 pct vs 0.9 pct). Meanwhile, mining output fell 3.9 percent, after a 4.9 percent drop in December, due to decreases in crude oil and condensate (-5.9%) and natural gas (-2.3%). On a monthly basis industrial output inched down 0.04 percent in January 2020, after a 0.4 percent fall in December.
2020-03-13
Malaysia Industrial Output Growth Below Expectations
Industrial production in Malaysia increased by 1.3 percent year-on-year in December 2019, after an upwardly revised 2.1 percent rise in November, and below market consensus of 2.0 percent. Electricity production increased at a softer rate (0.9 pct vs 1.6 pct in November). At the same time, mining output tumbled 4.9 percent, after a 0.5 percent rise in November, due to decreases in crude oil and condensate index (-6.6%) and natural gas (-3.4%). Meanwhile, manufacturing output growth accelerated (3.4 pct vs 2.5 pct), mainly due to transport equipment and electrical and electronics products (3.1%), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (4.6%) and petroleum, chemicals, rubber & plastic products (3.6%). Considering 2019 full year, industrial production grew 2.4 percent over a year ago. On a monthly basis industrial output went down 0.4 percent in December, swinging from a 1.8 percent gain in November.
2020-02-07
Malaysia Industrial Output Growth at 5-Month High
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 2.0 percent year-on-year in November 2019, after a 0.3 percent gain in October, which was the weakest reading in nearly four years, and easily beating market consensus of 1.0 percent. This was the strongest yearly increase in industrial output since June, as manufacturing output growth accelerated (2.5 percent vs 2.2 percent in October), mainly due to transport equipment and other manufactures (4.3 percent), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (3.7 percent) and petroleum, chemicals, rubber and plastic products (2.0 percent). In addition, electricity production increased at a steeper rate (1.6 percent vs 0.5 percent). At the same time, mining output rose 0.5 percent, the first rise in five months, after a 5.8 percent fall in October, mainly led by natural gas (3.7 percent). On a monthly basis industrial output went up 1.8 percent in November, swinging from a 1.0 percent drop in October.
2020-01-10
Malaysia Industrial Output Rises the Least in Near 4 Years
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 0.3 percent year-on-year in October 2019, slowing from a 1.7 percent gain in the previous month. This was the weakest yearly increase in industrial output since a decline in December 2015, as manufacturing output growth slowed (2.2 percent vs 2.5 percent in September), mainly due to transport equipment and other manufactures (4.3 percent), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (3.1 percent) and electrical and elecronic products (2.4 percent). In addition, electricity production increased much less (0.5 percent vs 4.1 percent). At the same time, mining output contracted more faster (-5.8 percent vs -1.6 percent), led by crude oil and condensate index (-5.1 percent) and natural gas (-6.3 percent). On a monthly basis industrial output fell by 1 percent in October, after a 0.3 percent drop in September.
2019-12-12

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.