Malaysia’s chems output higher in Nov; industrial output up 7.5%

10 January 2013 06:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s production of petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products rose by 6.2% year on year in November, tracking the overall increase in manufacturing output, official data showed on Thursday.

The country’s overall industrial output rose by 7.5% year on year on November, buoyed by higher production in the manufacturing, electricity and mining sectors, the Department of Statistics said in its monthly report.

The country’s manufacturing output rose by 7.6% year on year in November 2012, following a revised 6.6% increase in October last year, it said.

Malaysia’s electricity output rose 6% year on year in November, while its mining sector output was up by 7.5%, the department added.

On a seasonally adjusted, month-on-month basis, Malaysia’s overall industrial output was up by 1.4%. Manufacturing also increased by 1.4% month on month.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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