Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Feb industrial output up 7.5% year-on-year

KUALA LUMPUR (April 10) : Malaysia’s industrial output, as measured by the industrial production index (IPI), rose 7.5% in February from a year earlier, as all three components of the gauge registered increases.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Statistics Department said the manufacturing and mining components grew 9.4% and 1.9% respectively, while the electricity portion was up 11.3%.

In monthly terms, the IPI rose 9.1% from January this year. The manufacturing and mining components climbed 11% and 5.1% respectively while electricity output was up 8.5%.

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