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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Malaysia’s industrial production rose 1.7% in September from a year earlier, slower than the previous month, supported by continued growth in the electricity sector, government data showed on Monday.
Annual factory output in September came below the 1.9% expansion forecast in a Reuters poll. August’s factory output rose 1.9% annually, accelerating from July’s pace of 1.2%, the slowest in 5 years.
The sectoral index for electricity generation grew 3.3% on-year, data from the Statistics Department showed.
However, manufacturing and mining output declined 1.3% and 1.4%, the data showed.
Malaysia’s exports fell 6.8% year-on-year in September, the biggest decline in 3 years, on subdued demand from major trade partners. (Reporting by Joseph Sipalan)