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Author: kltrader   |   Latest post: Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 4:48 PM

 

Economics - Sustained IPI growth in January

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  • IPI expanded by 3.2% yoy and 1.3% mom
  • Stronger production from electricity sector
  • January manufacturing sales growth remain modest
  • Productivity increased by 4.9% yoy
  • Global semiconductor sales down 5.7% in January
  • Growth in global IPI remains slow
  • IPI to expand at a steady pace in 2019

Industrial production registered sustained growth in January

Malaysia’s industrial production index (IPI) expanded by 3.2% yoy in January, boosted by stronger electricity and manufacturing growth. The growth in January was supported by the increase in the index of electricity (Jan: 7.8%; Dec: 2.7%) and manufacturing (Jan: 4.2%; Dec: 4.4%). Meanwhile the index of mining recorded a decline of 0.9% from 1.0% in the previous month.

On monthly basis, the IPI grew by 1.3% in January, slightly slower when compared to 1.5% increase in December. The stronger monthly growth in the production of manufacturing (Jan: 1.6%; Dec: 0.5%) and electricity (Jan: 3.3%; Dec: 1.2%) mitigate the declined in the mining sector (Jan: -0.9%; Dec: +1.0%).

In seasonally adjusted terms, IPI in January increased by 1.2% mom due to the increase in all indices: electricity (4.0%), manufacturing (1.3%) and mining (0.3%).

Source: BIMB Securities Research - 15 Mar 2019

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