Malaysia's Jan industrial output up 4.6% on increased manufacturing

11 March 2013 06:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s industry output rose by 4.6% year on year in January, boosted by the manufacturing, mining and electricity sectors, official data showed on Monday.

Output from the manufacturing sector grew by 4.9% year on year in January 2013, while mining output rose by 2.4%, the country’s Department of Statistics said in its monthly report.

Electricity output rose by 9.8% year on year in January, it said.

The report did not provide further details.

Earlier on Monday, the Department of Statistics announced that the country’s overall exports rose by 3.5% year on year in January.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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