The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing PMI edged down to 47.2 in March 2019 from 47.6 in a month earlier. The latest reading pointed to the sixth consecutive contraction and fastest in three months in factory activity, as both output and new orders dropped. Asian markets were cited as a drag on export sales, while orders from clients in Germany and Japan picked up. Meantime, employment was broadly stable overall, as hiring in some instances was offset by other firms reducing workforce numbers due to softer demand. On the price front, input cost and output prices were broadly unchanged. Lastly, confidence strengthened to its highest in almost a year, supported by improved sales outlook, new projects and products and successful new contract tenders. Manufacturing Pmi in Malaysia is reported by Markit Economics.

Manufacturing Pmi in Malaysia is expected to be 49.10 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing Pmi in Malaysia to stand at 52.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi is projected to trend around 49.40 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 95.30 108.80 126.00 70.60 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.70 3.20 12.80 -17.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.00 1.20 7.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.70 4.20 38.50 -44.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -2065.00 -6454.00 6475.00 -10585.00 MYR Million [+]
Car Production 37201.00 51137.00 64333.00 1112.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 114600.00 96201.00 138727.00 9732.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 1.30 -1.20 4.50 -3.30 percent [+]
Internet Speed 8945.38 8200.47 8945.38 826.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 1704176.00 1654177.00 2205250.00 681617.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -5.00 -0.90 16.20 -20.30 percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 47.20 47.60 52.00 46.80 [+]
Cement Production 1185.00 1463.00 2442.00 147.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 138.00 137.30 138.00 56.80 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 74.38 73.24 74.38 4.87 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 25.00 26.00 26.00 18.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 15.00 24.00 24.00 6.00 [+]
Corruption Index 47.00 47.00 53.20 43.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 61.00 62.00 62.00 23.00 [+]


Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi

The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 450 manufacturing companies. The Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides - Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
47.20 47.60 52.00 46.80 2015 - 2019 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 51.00 Mar/19
Brazil 52.80 Mar/19
Canada 50.50 Mar/19
China 50.80 Mar/19
Euro Area 47.80 Apr/19
France 49.60 Apr/19
Germany 44.50 Apr/19
India 52.60 Mar/19
Indonesia 51.20 Mar/19
Italy 47.40 Mar/19
Japan 49.50 Apr/19
Mexico 49.80 Mar/19
Netherlands 52.50 Mar/19
Russia 52.80 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 56.80 Mar/19
Singapore 50.80 Mar/19
South Africa 45.00 Mar/19
South Korea 48.80 Mar/19
Spain 50.90 Mar/19
Switzerland 50.30 Mar/19
Turkey 47.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 55.10 Mar/19
United States 52.40 Apr/19


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