The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing PMI slumped to 46.8 in December of 2018 from 48.2 in a month earlier. It marked the third straight month of contraction in manufacturing activity and the lowest reading on record, as output and new orders contracted at faster rates. Also, buying activity fell for the third month in a row; while there was a stagnation in employment, ending six straight months of job creation. On the price front, input cost inflation eased to a 4-month low, despite reports of unfavorable exchange rate movement and greater raw material costs. Selling prices were subsequently increased, but competition and requests for discounts restricted the rise to a mild pace. Finally, business confidence strengthened to a four-month high. Manufacturing Pmi in Malaysia is reported by Markit Economics.

Manufacturing Pmi in Malaysia is expected to be 50.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing Pmi in Malaysia to stand at 49.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi is projected to trend around 49.40 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 108.80 116.30 126.00 70.60 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.50 4.30 12.80 -17.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.70 -0.40 7.20 -5.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.60 5.40 38.50 -44.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -6454.00 -2812.00 6475.00 -10585.00 MYR Million [+]
Car Production 47114.00 47554.00 64333.00 1112.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 102366.00 79099.00 138727.00 9732.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.70 4.50 -3.30 percent [+]
Internet Speed 8945.38 8200.47 8945.38 826.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 1704176.00 1654177.00 2205250.00 681617.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -0.70 1.40 16.20 -20.30 percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 46.80 48.20 52.00 46.80 [+]
Cement Production 1414.00 1571.00 2442.00 147.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 136.90 137.10 137.10 56.80 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 74.38 73.24 74.38 4.87 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 25.00 26.00 26.00 18.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 15.00 24.00 24.00 6.00 [+]
Corruption Index 47.00 49.00 53.20 43.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 62.00 55.00 62.00 23.00 [+]


Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi

The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 450 manufacturing companies. The Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides - Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Manufacturing Pmi - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46.80 48.20 52.00 46.80 2015 - 2018 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 49.50 Dec/18
Brazil 52.60 Dec/18
Canada 53.60 Dec/18
China 49.70 Dec/18
Euro Area 51.40 Dec/18
France 49.70 Dec/18
Germany 51.50 Dec/18
India 53.20 Dec/18
Indonesia 51.20 Dec/18
Italy 49.20 Dec/18
Japan 50.00 Jan/19
Mexico 49.70 Dec/18
Netherlands 57.20 Dec/18
Russia 51.70 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 54.50 Dec/18
Singapore 51.10 Dec/18
South Africa 50.70 Dec/18
South Korea 49.80 Dec/18
Spain 51.10 Dec/18
Switzerland 57.80 Dec/18
Turkey 44.20 Dec/18
United Kingdom 54.20 Dec/18
United States 53.80 Dec/18


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