The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing PMI dropped to 49.2 in October 2018 from 51.5 in the previous month and reaching the first contraction since July. New orders fell markedly and at the fastest rate in five months, while output dropped for the first time since June. At the same time, another month of sharp input price inflation influenced a reduction in the volume of purchasing activity. In addition, there was a notable slowing of employment growth amid reports of cost-cutting initiatives. Meantime, new export orders increased the most in nine months, with neighbouring countries across Southeast Asia supporting international demand for Malaysian goods Looking ahead, businesses expect output levels to increase over the coming year. Manufacturing Pmi in Malaysia is reported by Markit Economics.

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Malaysia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 116.30 98.60 126.00 70.60 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.30 2.20 14.20 -18.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 -0.40 7.20 -5.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.80 4.30 38.50 -44.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -2812.00 -5004.00 6475.00 -10585.00 MYR Million [+]
Car Production 33436.00 43380.00 64333.00 1112.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 129954.00 114068.00 138727.00 9732.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.10 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 -6.20 -4.60 16.20 -20.30 percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 49.20 51.50 52.00 46.90 [+]
Cement Production 1483.00 1356.00 2442.00 147.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 136.70 137.10 137.10 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.20 51.50 52.00 46.90 2015 - 2018 Monthly




Country Last
Australia 58.30 Oct/18
Brazil 51.10 Oct/18
Canada 53.90 Oct/18
China 50.10 Oct/18
Euro Area 52.00 Oct/18
France 51.20 Oct/18
Germany 52.20 Oct/18
India 53.10 Oct/18
Indonesia 50.50 Oct/18
Italy 49.20 Oct/18
Japan 52.90 Oct/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 57.10 Oct/18
Russia 51.30 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 53.80 Oct/18
Singapore 51.90 Oct/18
South Africa 42.40 Oct/18
South Korea 51.00 Oct/18
Spain 51.80 Oct/18
Switzerland 57.40 Oct/18
Turkey 44.30 Oct/18
United Kingdom 51.10 Oct/18
United States 55.70 Oct/18


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