Malaysia's industrial production growth eased at a slower-than-expected pace in February, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday.
Industrial production rose 5.2 percent year-over-year in February, much slower than January's 7.0 percent growth. Economists had forecast a 5.1 percent climb for the month.
Production in the manufacturing sector grew 4.0 percent in February from the previous year, following a 6.6 percent sharp rise in January. Output in the mining and electricity sector advanced 9.2 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively.