Malaysia Inflation Rate  1973-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Malaysia increased 4.3 percent from a year earlier in September of 2017, compared to a 3.7 percent rise in the prior month, and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since April, due to faster rises in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages and transport while cost of housing increased further. Core consumer prices went up 2.4 percent year-on-year in September, the same pace as in August. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.3 percent in September, after rising by 0.9 percent in August. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.64 percent from 1973 until 2017, 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 5-Month High of 4.3% in September


Consumer prices in Malaysia increased 4.3 percent from a year earlier in September of 2017, compared to a 3.7 percent rise in the prior month, and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since April, due to faster rises in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages and transport while cost of housing increased further.

Year-on-year, prices went up at a faster pace for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.6 percent from 4.3 percent in August); transport (15.8 percent from 11.7 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (2.8 percent from 2.7 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.1 percent from 0.9 percent). Cost rose less than in a month earlier for both restaurants and hotels (2.6 percent from 2.8 percent) and health (2.5 percent from 2.7 percent).In contrast, cost fell for both clothing & footwear (-0.3 percent from -0.3 percent) and communication (-0.3 percent from -0.3 percent). Inflation was steady for: housing and utilities (2.4 percent); recreation services & culture (0.4 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent), and education (1.6 percent).
 
Core consumer prices increased 2.4 percent year-on-year, the same pace as in the prior month.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 0.3 percent in September. easing from a 0.9 percent rise in the previous month. It was the second straight month increase in consumer prices, as cost of transport went up further (2.0 percent from 4.6 percent). Meantime, prices were flat for both  food and non-alcoholic beverages (from 0.4 percent) and housing and utilities (from 0.6 percent).
 
 
 




Department of Statistics, Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
10/20/2017 6:18:57 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-23 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.2% 3.6% 3.3% 3.4%
2017-09-20 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 3.2% 3.6% 3.4%
2017-10-20 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.3% 3.7% 4.3% 3.7%
2017-11-22 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.3% 3.6%
2017-12-21 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.30 3.70 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 120.30 119.90 120.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 115.00 116.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.90 106.00 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 114.90 114.70 116.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.60 4.30 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.90 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.70 7.10 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.40 2.40 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 111.80 111.40 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 117.30 116.60 117.30 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 116.80 114.50 119.70 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 3.70 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100




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