Malaysia’s August industrial production up 13.6%, above forecast By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A foreign worker works at a plastic containers factory during an enhanced lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pulau Indah, Malaysia July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s industrial production in August rose 13.6% from a year earlier, beating expectations, government data showed on Wednesday.

August’s factory output had been forecast to expand 9.5%, according to 12 economists surveyed in a Reuters poll.