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Economy Accelerates At Faster Pace, Says Statistics Dept


Last update: 14/02/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian economy which registered a Gross Domestic Product of 5.9 per cent in 2017, accelerated at a faster pace with a value of RM1.17 trillion (2016:4.2 per cent) at constant prices and RM1.35 trillion at current prices, said the Statistics Department.

It said the services, manufacturing and agriculture sectors were the anchor on the production side, with all sectors recording positive growth except mining and quarrying.

"On the expenditure side, the performance was driven mainly by private final consumption expenditure," the department said in its official portal.

Bank Negara Malaysia today announced a GDP growth of 5.9 per cent for both the fourth quarter of 2017 and for the full year.

The department said the services sector registered a strong growth of 6.2 per cent in the quarter under review, underpinned by wholesale and retail trade and information and communication sub-sectors.....