Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 26.0 percent year-on-year in May 2021, compared with market estimates of 24.6 percent and a record pace of 50.1 percent jump a month earlier, pointing to the sixth straight month of increase. Manufacturing activity expanded much softer (29.8 percent vs 68 percent in April), amid renewed COVID-19 related restrictions, mainly led by increases in petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic products (34.8 percent), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (49.4 percent), and transport equipment & other manufactures (68.9 percent). Also, production of electricity went up 7.9 percent, slowing sharply from a 22.9 percent gain in April. Meanwhile, mining output rose faster (20.7 percent vs 14.3 percent), lifted by rises in natural gas index (30.9 percent) and crude oil & condensate index (8.6%). source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Industrial Production in Malaysia averaged 2.38 percent from 2007 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 50.10 percent in April of 2021 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 August of 2021.

Industrial Production in Malaysia is expected to be 4.30 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
26.00 50.10 50.10 -32.00 2007 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 50.1% 9.3% 46.1% 47%
2021-07-12 04:00 AM May 26.0% 50.1% 24.6% 29%
2021-08-09 04:00 AM Jun 26.0%
2021-09-10 04:00 AM Jul
2021-10-12 04:00 AM Aug
2021-11-09 04:00 AM Sep


News Stream
Malaysia Industrial Output Grows for 6th Month
Industrial production in Malaysia rose by 26.0 percent year-on-year in May 2021, compared with market estimates of 24.6 percent and a record pace of 50.1 percent jump a month earlier, pointing to the sixth straight month of increase. Manufacturing activity expanded much softer (29.8 percent vs 68 percent in April), amid renewed COVID-19 related restrictions, mainly led by increases in petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic products (34.8 percent), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (49.4 percent), and transport equipment & other manufactures (68.9 percent). Also, production of electricity went up 7.9 percent, slowing sharply from a 22.9 percent gain in April. Meanwhile, mining output rose faster (20.7 percent vs 14.3 percent), lifted by rises in natural gas index (30.9 percent) and crude oil & condensate index (8.6%).
2021-07-12
Malaysia Industrial Output Growth Hits Record Peak
Industrial production in Malaysia jumped to a record pace of 50.1 percent year-on-year in April 2021, beating market estimates of a 46.1 percent gain and after a 9.3 percent rise a month earlier. This was the fifth straight month of increase in industrial output, amid a pick-up in economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and a low base comparison. Manufacturing activity accelerated sharply (68 percent vs 12.7 percent vs in March), boosted by increases in transport equipment & other manufactures (275.2 percent), non-metallic mineral products, basic metal & fabricated metal products (141.0 percent), and electrical & electronic products (70.1 percent). Also, production of electricity went up much faster (22.9 percent vs 10.3 percent), amid a strong rebound in mining output (14.3 percent vs -1.9 percent), lifted by rises in natural gas index (23.9 percent) and crude oil & condensate index (2.7%).
2021-06-11
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 Production
In Malaysia, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.