Malaysia Inflation Rate Eased in May


Malaysia’s annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 3.2 percent in May of 2014, down from 3.4 percent in the previous month, as cost of food and fuel slowed.

Year-on-year prices decelerated for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.3 percent in May of 2014 from 3.6 percent in April), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (3.1 percent from 3.6 percent), and education (2.2 percent from 2.3 percent). Prices fell further in May of 2014 for clothing and footwear (-0.2 percent from -0.1 percent in April) and communication (-0.7 percent from -0.6 percent). In contrast, cost increased for furnishing and household equipment maintenance (1.2 percent from 1.0 percent), health (2.4 percent from 2.3 percent), transport (5.5 percent from 5.3 percent), recreation services and culture (1.7 percent from 1.6 percent), restaurants and hotels (4.9 percent from 4.8 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices accelerated 0.1 percent in May of 2014, following 0.0 percent in the previous month. Cost increased for food and non-alcoholic (0.1 percent after a 0.1 percent decline in April), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.5 percent from 0.0 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.1 percent from 0.0 percent).

Malaysia Inflation Rate Eased in May


Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
6/20/2014 10:58:16 AM