KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 (Bernama) -- The Leading Index (LI), which monitors economic performance in advance improved 1.6 per cent in December 2017, said the Department of Statistics today.
However, the monthly change of LI registered a decrease of 1.8 per cent in the reference month.
"The main components that caused this decrease were real imports of semi Conductors (-0.8 per cent) and number of housing units approved (-0.6 per cent).
Meanwhile, the Coincident Index (CI) which measures the current economic activity, declined slightly by 0.2 per cent in December 2017 with the Industrial Production Index (-0.2 per cent) among the components that accounted to this decrease.
The annual change of CI registered a growth of 3.2 per cent in the reference month.....