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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.2 percent from a year earlier in July of 2017, compared to a 3.6 percent rise in the prior month and below market expectations of a 3.3 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation rate since January, mainly due to a slowdown in the cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages, recreation services & culture and transport while inflation was steady for housing & utilities. Core consumer prices went up 2.6 percent year-on-year in June, faster than a 2.5 percent gain in June. On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.1 percent in July, less than the 0.2 percent drop in June and marking the fifth straight month of fall. 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 Eases To 6-Month Low Of 3.2% In July


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.2 percent from a year earlier in July of 2017, compared to a 3.6 percent rise in the prior month and below market expectations of a 3.3 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation rate since January, mainly due to a slowdown in the cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages, recreation services & culture and transport while inflation was steady for housing & utilities.

Year-on-year, prices increased at a slower pace for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.2 percent from 4.3 percent in June), transport (7.7 percent from 10.5 percent), recreation services & culture (2.6 percent from 3 percent), education (1.6 percent from 1.7 percent) and  miscellaneous goods & services (1.1 percent from 1.2 percent). Costs went up more than in a month earlier for: restaurants and hotels (2.6 percent from 2.5 percent), furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (2.6 percent from 2.1 percent) and health (2.9 percent from 2.6 percent). In contrast, costs fell at the same rate for: clothing & footwear (-0.4 percent) and communication (-0.3 percent). Inflation was steady for: alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent); and housing & utilities (2.2 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for most categories: food at home (4.1 percent from 4.2 percent in May); rice, bread & other cereals (1.8 percent from 0.8 percent), meat (1.3 percent from 4.2 percent); fish & seafood (6.7 percent from 7.2 percent); oils & fats (39.5 percent from 39.4 percent), fruits (3.6 percent from 3.7 percent); vegetables (3.3 percent from 1.8 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (1.6 percent from 1.5 percent), food products (3.4 percent, same as in June) and food away from home (4.9 percent from 4.8 percent). Meanwhile, prices of milk & eggs fell 0.5 percent (from -1.2 percent) and those of coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages declined by 0.3 percent (from -0.7 percent).

Core consumer prices went up 2.6 percent year-on-year, slightly faster than a 2.5 percent gain in the prior month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.1 percent in July, less than the 0.2 percent drop in June, due to a rebound in miscellaneous goods & services (0.3 percent from -0.1 percent), while prices declined less for transport (-1.1 percent from -2.4 percent). Moreover, prices accelerated for furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (0.7 percent from 0 percent), health (0.3 percent from 0.2 percent) and restaurants & hotels (0.2 percent from 0.1 percent).

Statistics Malaysia l Charles | charles@tradingeconomics.com
8/23/2017 4:50:24 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-06-21 04:00 AM May 3.9% 4.4% 4% 4.1%
2017-07-19 04:00 AM Jun 3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 4.1%
2017-08-23 04:00 AM Jul 3.2% 3.6% 3.3% 3.4%
2017-09-20 04:00 AM Aug 3.2% 4%
2017-10-20 04:00 AM Sep 3.7%
2017-11-22 04:00 AM Oct 3.5%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.20 3.60 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 118.90 119.10 119.70 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 115.00 116.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.30 107.50 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 114.60 115.40 116.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.30 4.40 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.20 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.40 8.00 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.50 2.60 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 111.60 112.50 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 116.60 116.60 116.60 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 110.70 113.40 119.70 97.10 Index Points [+]


Malaysia Inflation Rate Notes

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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 3.60 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



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