Yearly industrial production in Malaysia fell 5.7% in August compared with a previous decline by 8.4% that was revised to -8.1%, while forecasts referred to -6.0%. Yearly manufacturing sales value dropped 20.1% coming after a prior revised -23.2% from -22.4%.

Monthly manufacturing output fell 6.6% in August which is the smallest decline since October 2008, worth mentioning that electricity production climbed 3.9%, while mining slipped 5.5%. However, the central bank governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz said last week that the economy may shrink less than the government's forecasts, noteworthy that the government expected the economy to shrink 5% this year.