Malaysia January industrial output seen rising 5.7% y/y

Malaysia January industrial output seen rising 5.7% y/y

Malaysia January industrial output seen rising 5.7% y/y

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KUALA LUMPUR (March 10): Malaysia's industrial production in January is expected to have grown 5.7% from a year earlier, faster than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed.

Estimates among the 10 economists surveyed however ranged widely between 2.8% and 7.0%.

Factory output in December had risen 4.7% from a year earlier, due to strength in the mining, manufacturing and electricity sectors.

Malaysia's export growth in January expanded at its fastest pace in more than a year, due to strong demand for commodities and manufactured goods.