Industrial production in Malaysia surged by 9.3 percent year-on-year in March 2021, beating market consensus of a 7.8 percent rise and after a 1.5 percent gain a month earlier. This was the fourth straight month of increase in industrial output and the strongest growth since July 2013, amid a further recovery in the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturing activity expanded faster (12.7 percent vs 4.5 percent in February), led by transport equipment & other manufactures (20.9 percent), petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic products (14.1 percent), electrical & electronic products (13.8 percent), and wood products, furniture, paper products & printing (11.1 percent). Also, production of electricity rebounded sharply (10.3 percent vs -5.8 percent). At the same time, production of mining fell much less (-1.9 percent vs -6.0 percent), due falls in crude oil & condensate index (-9.4%). source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Industrial Production in Malaysia averaged 1.96 percent from 2007 until 2021, 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 May of 2021.

Industrial Production in Malaysia is expected to be 6.00 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 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Industrial Production is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2022 and 4.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.30 1.50 12.80 -32.00 2007 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-08 04:00 AM Dec 1.7% -2.2% -0.5% -1.3%
2021-03-12 04:00 AM Jan 1.2% 1.7% 0.7% 1.1%
2021-04-09 04:00 AM Feb 1.5% 1.2% 2% 1.9%
2021-05-06 04:00 AM Mar 9.3% 1.5% 7.8% 8%
2021-06-11 04:00 AM Apr 9.3%
2021-07-12 04:00 AM May
2021-08-09 04:00 AM Jun
2021-09-10 04:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Malaysia Industrial Output Rises the Most in Near 8 Years
Industrial production in Malaysia surged by 9.3 percent year-on-year in March 2021, beating market consensus of a 7.8 percent rise and after a 1.5 percent gain a month earlier. This was the fourth straight month of increase in industrial output and the strongest growth since July 2013, amid a further recovery in the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturing activity expanded faster (12.7 percent vs 4.5 percent in February), led by transport equipment & other manufactures (20.9 percent), petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic products (14.1 percent), electrical & electronic products (13.8 percent), and wood products, furniture, paper products & printing (11.1 percent). Also, production of electricity rebounded sharply (10.3 percent vs -5.8 percent). At the same time, production of mining fell much less (-1.9 percent vs -6.0 percent), due falls in crude oil & condensate index (-9.4%).
2021-05-06
Malaysia Industrial Output Grows for 3rd Month
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 1.5 percent year-on-year in February 2021, compared with market consensus of a 2.0 percent gain and after a 1.2 percent growth a month earlier. This was the third straight month of increase in industrial output, amid a further recovery in the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturing activity expanded faster (4.5 percent vs 3.5 percent in January), led by electrical & electronic products (10.3 percent), petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic products (8.9 percent), transport equipment & other manufactures (3.2 percent) and wood products, furniture, paper products & printing (0.9 percent). Meanwhile, production of mining continued to drop (-6.0 percent vs -4.5 percent), due falls in crude oil & condensate index (-11.5%) and natural gas index (-1.6%). Also, electricity output contracted by 5.8 percent, after a 4.6 percent decline in January.
2021-04-09
Malaysia Industrial Output Growth Beat Estimates
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 1.2 percent year-on-year in January 2021, well above market consensus of a 0.7 percent gain and after a 1.7 percent growth a month earlier. This was the second straight month of increase in industrial output, as the economy recovered further from the coronavirus pandemic, with factories resuming their operations. Manufacturing activity continued to expand (3.5 percent vs 4.1 percent in December), led by electrical & electronic products (7.9 percent), petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic products (4.5 percent), and wood products, furniture, paper products & printing (2.4 percent). In addition, production of mining shrank less (-4.5 percent vs -5.4 percent), due falls in crude oil & condensate index (-9.4%) and natural gas index (-0.5%). Meanwhile, electricity output contracted by 4.6 percent, after a 0.2 percent drop in December.
2021-03-12
Malaysia Industrial Output Rises the Most in 10 Months
Industrial production in Malaysia unexpectedly increased by 1.7 percent year-on-year in December 2020, beating market consensus of a 0.5 percent fall and following a 2.2 percent drop a month earlier. This was the first increase in industrial output in three months, and the most since February, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturing activity grew faster (4.1 percent vs 2.0 percent), led by transport equipment & other manufactures (8.4 percent), petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic products (7.7 percent) and electrical & electronic products (7.6 percent). In addition, production of mining shrank much less (-5.4 percent vs -15.4 percent in November), due to the decrease in crude oil & condensate index (-9.0%) and natural gas index (-2.5%). Also, electricity output contracted by 0.2 percent, after a 2.5 drop in the prior month. Considering 2020 full year, the manufacturing output declined by 4.2 percent from a year earlier.
2021-02-08

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.