November industrial production index above forecast at 2.5%

  • Economy
  • Friday, 11 Jan 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The country's industrial output in November 2018 rose faster than expected by 2.5%, above a Bloomberg survey of 2.3%, according to the Statistics Department.

Its chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin said on Friday the growth in November 2018 was supported by the increase in manufacturing index (3.6%) and electricity index (3.2%). The mining index declined by 0.7%.