Malaysia Inflation Rate  1973-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Malaysia increased 1.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, after a 1.4 percent rise in the prior month while markets estimated a 1.6 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since July 2016, due to a slowdown in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages while prices of transport fell more than in a month earlier. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.3 percent, following a 0.3 percent rise in a month earlier. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.63 percent from 1973 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23.90 percent in March of 1974 and a record low of -2.40 percent in July of 2009.

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Malaysia Inflation Rate at 20-Month Low of 1.3% in March


Consumer prices in Malaysia increased 1.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, after a 1.4 percent rise in the prior month while markets estimated a 1.6 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since July 2016, due to a slowdown in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages while prices of transport fell more than in a month earlier.

Year-on-year, prices increased at a slower pace for both food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.8 percent from 3 percent in February) and health (2 percent from 2.1 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (2 percent); miscellaneous (0.4 percent); education (1.1 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (2.1 percent), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent). Meanwhile, cost rose faster for both restaurants and hotels (2 percent from 1.8 percent in the previous month) and recreation services & culture (0.5 percent from 0.4 percent),
 
In addition, prices fell more than in a month earlier for both transport (-1.5 percent from -0.3 percent in February) and communication (-0.7 percent from -0.5 percent) while prices of clothing dropped 0.7 percent, the same as in the prior month.
 
Annual core inflation fell to 1.7 percent from a year earlier, from 1.8 percent in February. It was the lowest figure on record.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.3 percent, after being flat in a month earlier.
 
 


Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Chusnul Ch Manan| chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
4/18/2018 10:15:00 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-28 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.7% 3.5% 2.9% 3.40%
2018-03-21 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.4% 2.7% 1.9% 2.8%
2018-04-18 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.4% 1.6% 1.2%
2018-05-23 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.6% 1.5%
2018-06-20 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.2%
2018-07-18 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.5%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.40 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 120.90 121.30 121.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 116.00 116.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.30 106.70 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 115.70 115.40 116.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.80 3.00 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.20 -3.40 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 0.00 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.80 3.60 1.70 percent [+]
Export Prices 112.80 112.00 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 118.30 118.30 118.30 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 117.60 119.30 120.40 97.10 Index Points [+]


Malaysia Inflation Rate

In Malaysia, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Food and non-alcoholic beverages (30 percent of total weight) and Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (23 percent of total weight). Others include: Transport (15 percent); Communication (6 percent); Recreation and culture (5 percent) and Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (4 percent). The remaining components are Restaurants and hotels at 3.2 percent and miscellaneous goods and services at 6.3 percent. This page provides - Malaysia Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 1.40 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.76 Apr/18
Canada 2.20 Apr/18
China 1.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.20 Apr/18
France 1.60 Apr/18
Germany 1.60 Apr/18
India 4.58 Apr/18
Indonesia 3.41 Apr/18
Italy 0.50 Apr/18
Japan 0.60 Apr/18
Mexico 4.55 Apr/18
Netherlands 0.90 Apr/18
Russia 2.40 Apr/18
South Korea 1.60 Apr/18
Spain 1.10 Apr/18
Switzerland 0.80 Apr/18
Turkey 10.85 Apr/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.50 Apr/18


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