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

Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased to 0.2 percent year-on-year in August of 2018 from 0.9 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 0.4 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since February 2015, as inflation slowed for both food and transport while housing inflation was steady. Meantime, annual core inflation decreased 0.2 percent in August, the same pace as in July, and marking the second straight month of core deflation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, the same pace as in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.60 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 3-1/2 Year Low of 0.2% in August


Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased to 0.2 percent year-on-year in August of 2018 from 0.9 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 0.4 percent.It is the lowest inflation rate since February 2015, as inflation slowed for both food and transport while housing inflation was steady.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.4 percent from 0.7 percent); transport (2.1 percent from 6.7 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.7 percent from 1.0 percent) while housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels prices were steady (at 2.0 percent). Additionally, prices fell for: communication (-4.0 percent from -3.9 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-1.0 percent from -0.8 percent); recreation services & culture (-2.2 percent from -2.4 percent); clothing and footwear (-2.9 percent from -3.0 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1.7 percent, the same pace as in July) and miscellaneous goods & services (-3.0 percent, the same pace in July).  

On the other hand, cost advanced faster for education (1.1 percent from 1.0 percent) while prices of health were flat, the same as in July. 

Annual core consumer prices decreased 0.2 percent year-on-year in August, the same pace as July, and marking the second straight month of deflation.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, the same pace as in the prior month.


 
 


Department of Statistics, Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
9/19/2018 10:22:47 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-18 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 1.8% 1.3% 1.9%
2018-08-24 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.9% 0.8% 0.9% 1.2%
2018-09-19 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.9% 0.4% 1.5%
2018-10-24 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.4% 1.9%
2018-11-23 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2%
2018-12-19 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.3%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.90 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 120.00 119.80 121.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 116.00 116.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.60 106.70 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 118.90 118.40 118.90 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.40 0.70 5.67 0.40 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.30 0.70 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate -0.20 -0.20 3.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 115.50 114.90 115.50 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 119.60 118.90 119.60 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 116.90 116.80 120.40 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.90 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




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