Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 1 percent year-on-year in September 2020, less than market consensus of a 1.7 percent growth and after a 0.2 percent gain a month earlier. This was the third straight month of growth in industrial output, as the country emerged further from the COVID-19 shocks following the loosening of the movement control orders. Production of manufacturing expanded faster (4.3 percent vs 2.2 percent in August), led by electrical & electronic products (9.8 percent), food beverages & tobacco (4.9 percent), and petroleum, chemicals (3.2 percent). Meanwhile, there were declines in both mining activity (-9.6 percent vs -6.7 percent) and electricity output (-2.1 percent vs -1.1 percent). source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Industrial Production in Malaysia averaged 1.97 percent from 2007 until 2020, 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 November of 2020.

Industrial Production in Malaysia is expected to be 3.50 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 4.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Industrial Production is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2021 and 4.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 0.20 12.80 -32.00 2007 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-07 04:00 AM Jun -0.4% -21.6% -10.4% -12%
2020-09-11 04:00 AM Jul 1.2% -0.4% 0.9% 1.5%
2020-10-12 04:00 AM Aug 0.3% 1.2% 0.1% 0.8%
2020-11-09 04:00 AM Sep 1% 0.2% 1.7% 1.1%
2020-12-11 04:00 AM Oct 1% 1.5%
2021-01-10 04:00 AM Nov
2021-02-07 04:00 AM Dec
2021-03-13 04:00 AM Jan


News Stream
Malaysia Industrial Output Growth Below Forecasts
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 1 percent year-on-year in September 2020, less than market consensus of a 1.7 percent growth and after a 0.2 percent gain a month earlier. This was the third straight month of growth in industrial output, as the country emerged further from the COVID-19 shocks following the loosening of the movement control orders. Production of manufacturing expanded faster (4.3 percent vs 2.2 percent in August), led by electrical & electronic products (9.8 percent), food beverages & tobacco (4.9 percent), and petroleum, chemicals (3.2 percent). Meanwhile, there were declines in both mining activity (-9.6 percent vs -6.7 percent) and electricity output (-2.1 percent vs -1.1 percent).
2020-11-09
Malaysia Industrial Output Growth Eases in August
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 0.3 percent year-on-year in August 2020, slowing from a 1.2 percent growth a month earlier but beating market expectations of 0.1 percent, as the economic recovery from the pandemic crisis lost momentum. Manufacturing output grew 2.4 percent (vs 2.9 percent in July), mainly led by led by electrical & electronic products (6.9 percent vs 9.8 percent), transport equipment and other manufacturers (6.9 percent vs 4.8 percent), food, beverages and tobacco (4.7 percent vs 6.3 percent), and petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic (1.7 percent vs 1.5 percent). Meanwhile, there were declines in both mining activity (-6.7 percent vs -3 percent) and electricity output (-1.2 percent vs -5 percent).
2020-10-12
Malaysia Industrial Output Rises for First Time in 5 Months
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 1.2 percent year-on-year in July 2020, shifting from a 0.4 percent fall a month earlier. This was the first growth in industrial output since February, as the country emerged gradually from the COVID-19 shocks following the loosening of the movement control orders. Production of manufacturing expanded further (2.9 percent vs 4.7 percent in June), led by electrical & electronic products (9.6 percent), transport equipment and other manufacturers (9 percent), and petroleum, chemicals (1.5 percent). Meanwhile, there were declines in both mining activity (-3 percent vs -17.1 percent) and electricity output (-5.1 percent vs -2.4 percent).
2020-09-11
Malaysia Industrial Output Shrinks for 4th Month
Industrial production in Malaysia fell by 0.4 percent year-on-year in June 2020, after a downwardly revised 21.6 slump a month earlier. This was the fourth straight month of decline in industrial production, but the smallest fall in the current sequence, due to the loosening of the movement control orders to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak. Output contracted softer for both electricity sector (-2.4 percent vs -10.3 percent in May) and mining activity (-17.1 percent vs -22.2 percent), while that of manufacturing rebounded sharply (4.7 percent vs -22.6 percent).
2020-08-07

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.