By Yantoultra Ngui

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia's industrial output grew at a faster-than-expected pace in November, rising 6.2% from the previous year amid an improvement in the manufacturing, mining and electricity sectors, official data released Wednesday showed.

A poll of seven economists by The Wall Street Journal had a median forecast of 6.0% growth.

In October, the industrial-production index, which measures output from mines, factories and power plants, climbed 4.2% from a year ago, according to the statistics department.

On a monthly basis, the industrial-production index declined 2.8%, it said. Seasonally adjusted industrial output climbed 0.8%.

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January 10, 2017 23:16 ET (04:16 GMT)

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