REUTERS/Lim Huey TengMalaysia's industrial production rose by a record 50.1% in April from a year ago, marking the highest rate in more than a decade, on stronger demand across all sectors, government data showed on Friday.
The production index measures factory output in manufacturing, mining and electricity generation.
The previous record for industrial production was a 20.2% spike in March 2009.
Manufacturing output rose 68% year-on-year in April, driven by demand for transport equipment and other manufactures, and non-metallic mineral products and basic metal and fabricated metal products, the department said.
Electricity output rose 14.3%, while mining rose for the first time since February last year by 22.9%, according to the data.
Lim Huey Teng
REUTERS, Statistics Department, Thomson
Shah Alam, Malaysia