Malaysia's August factory output up 2.3 pct y/y, below forecast


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Malaysia's industrial production

in August rose 2.3 percent from a year earlier, well below expectations, data

from the Statistics Department showed on Thursday.

A Reuters poll of 13 economists had forecast factory output grew 7.5

percent, shored up by both export and domestic demand.

The rise in August was the smallest since March, dragged lower by a fall in

mining sector production.

Output in July was revised down to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent previously.


(in points; base year 2000=100)

Aug *July 2013

113.8 118.8

Pct change yr/yr 2.3 7.5

mth/mth -4.2 2.2


(in points, unless otherwise stated)

Aug 2013 Aug 2013 July 2013

yr/yr (pct) mth/mth (pct) yr/yr (pct)

Manufacturing 4.6 -4.8 5.2

Electricity 5.1 -4.7 6.2

Mining -4.6 -2.1 15.4

*Revised manufacturing figure for July 2013

(Reporting by Siva Sithraputhran; Editing by Niluksi Koswanage)

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