Malaysia’s industrial production increased in March, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Thursday.
Industrial production rose 9.3 percent year-on-year in March, following a 1.5 percent increase in February. Economists had expected a 7.8 percent rise.
The growth in production was mainly driven by a rise in production of manufacturing industry and electricity.
Manufacturing output gained 12.7 percent yearly in March, after a 4.5 percent increase in the previous month.
Among other sectors, the mining and quarrying output decreased 1.9 percent, while electricity output grew 10.3 percent.
On a monthly basis, industrial production rose 7.4 percent in March.