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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.7 percent from a year earlier in August of 2017, compared to a 3.2 percent rise in the prior month. It was the highest inflation rate since May, as cost went up more for food & non-alcoholic beverages, transport, and housing. Core consumer prices went up 2.4 percent year-on-year in August, slower than a 2.6 percent gain in July. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.9 percent in August, after decreasing by 0.1 percent in July. 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 3-Month High of 3.7% in August


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.7 percent from a year earlier in August of 2017, compared to a 3.2 percent rise in the prior month. It was the highest inflation rate since May, as cost went up more for food & non-alcoholic beverages, transport, and housing.

Year-on-year, prices increased at a faster pace for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent from 4.2 percent in July), transport (11.7 percent from 7.7 percent), housing and utilities (2.4 percent from 2.2 percent), restaurants and hotels (2.8 percent from 2.6 percent), furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (2.7 percent from 2.6 percent). Cost went up less than in a month earlier for: recreation services & culture (0.4 percent from 2.6 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (0.9 percent from 1.1 percent), and health (2.7 percent from 2.9 percent). In contrast, cost fell for: clothing & footwear (-0.3 percent from -0.4 percent) and communication (-0.3 percent, the same pace as in July). Inflation was steady for: alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent), education (1.6 percent).
 
Core consumer prices went up 2.4 percent year-on-year, slightly slower than a 2.6 percent gain in the prior month.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.9 percent in August, the first increase in consumer prices in 6 months, as cost of transport rebounded (4.6 percent from -1.1 percent) while cost food and non-alcoholic beverages rose more (0.4 percent from 0.2 percent), and housing and utilities increased by 0.6 percent, after being flat in July.

Department of Statistics Malaysia | Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
9/20/2017 9:42:10 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-19 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 4.1%
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 3.7% 3.7%
2017-11-22 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5%
2017-12-21 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.3%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.70 3.20 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 119.90 118.80 119.90 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 115.00 116.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.00 106.30 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 114.70 114.60 116.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.30 4.20 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.90 -0.10 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 7.10 6.40 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.40 2.60 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 111.40 111.60 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 117.30 116.60 117.30 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 114.50 109.50 119.70 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 3.20 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100




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Australia 1.90 Jun/17
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