10 Mar '11, 4am

DTN Thailand: Malaysia's January factory output growth slows: * January factory output up 1 pct on yr

* January factory output up 1 pct on yr * Reuters poll saw 1.3 pct rise * Up 0.4 pct on unadjusted basis from December KUALA LUMPUR, March 10(Reuters) - Malaysian industrial production rose 1 percent in January from a year earlier, lower than a Reuters poll which forecast 1.3 percent growth. Data released on Thursday by the Statistics Department showed that industrial production, a measure of manufacturing, mining and electricity output, rose 0.4 percent from a month ago. The number is not seasonally adjusted. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDEX (base 2005) (in points; base year 2000=100) Jan 2011 Dec 2010 109.3 108.6 Pct change yr/yr 1.0 4.5 (revised from 4.2 pct) mth/mth 0.4 2.4 (revised from 2.1 pct) SECTOR BREAKDOWN (in points, unless otherwise stated) Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Dec 2010 yr/yr mth/mth (pct) Manufacturing 4.5 -0.1 114.5 Mining -6.7 1.6 96.4 Electricity 0.3 0.1 120.2 (Re...

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