Topic: Mohd Uzir Mahidin
Malaysia's July exports up on-year at RM88b
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): Malaysian exports increased 1.7% to RM88 billion in July 2019 from a year earlier, on higher sales of electrical and electronic goods, liquefied natural gas, refined petroleum p...
Malaysia July CPI up 1.4% y-o-y to 121.5
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia's July consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.4% year-on-year to 121.5 versus 119.8, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
Services sector up 6.5 percent in 2Q19
The country's services sector has recorded a growth of 6.5 percent in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) with revenue of RM441.3 billion, as compared to the corresponding period last year, said Departm...
Malaysia to host ISI World Statistics Congress
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Malaysia will for the first time, host the biennial International Statistical Institute World Statistics Congress (ISI WSC) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from Aug 18 to A...
Statistics Dept starts trial online census
SEREMBAN: The Department of Statistics is conducting a trial census in preparation for Malaysia’s 2020 Population and Housing Census (2020 Census) by utilising technology in data collection, its chi...
June inflation up 1.5% after GST zero-rated year ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.5% in June this year, which was in line with a survey, due to the low-base effects arising from the removal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last year.
32.6 million people in the country
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s population this year is estimated at 32.6 million, up from 32.4 million last year, according to the Malaysian Statistics Department.
Malaysia May exports up 2.5% on-year at RM84.1b
KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Malaysian exports increased 2.5% to RM84.1 billion in May 2019 from a year earlier, on higher sales of palm oil and timber-based products, besides electrical and electronic item...
April industrial output exceeds forecast
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's industrial product index (IPI) in April 2019 expanded at a faster pace of 4% from a year ago, exceeding the Bloomberg forecast of a 2.5% growth, according to the Statistics Department.
KL's March inflation rate highest in country
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur recorded the highest inflation rate among the other states in the country in March at 0.9% from a year ago, compared with the national average of 0.2%.
Chief Statistician Malaysia: We connect the dots
The world of the statistician has changed, thanks to the greater appreciation of the importance of statistics and data, especially as the economy transitions to becoming more digital in nature.
February industrial output expands at slower pace
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's industrial production index (IPI) increased at a slower pace of 1.7% in February compared with a Bloomberg survey of a 2.2% increase due to a decline in the mining output.
Inflation falls 0.4% in February 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), decreased 0.4% in February 2019 from a year earlier mainly due to the drop in transport component.
Slight uptick in January job data
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded a slight increase in the labour force participation rate at 68.6% while the unemployment rate remained at 3.3% in January 2019, according to the Statistics Department.
Private sector creates 24,000 jobs in 4Q
KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): The country's private sector created 24,000 jobs in the fourth quarter (4Q) of 2018 compared with 30,000 in the previous year's corresponding period.