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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.7 percent from a year earlier in October of 2017, slowing from a 4.3 percent rise in the prior month. The figure came below market consensus of a 4.0 percent increase, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages and transport while inflation was steady for housing & utilities. Annual core inflation edged down to 2.3 percent from 2.4 percent in September. On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in October, after a 0.3 percent rise in a month earlier. It was the first drop in consumer prices since 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 Eases to 3.7% in October


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.7 percent from a year earlier in October of 2017, slowing from a 4.3 percent rise in the prior month. The figure came below market consensus of a 4.0 percent increase, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages and transport while inflation was steady for housing & utilities.

Year-on-year, prices increased less for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.4 percent from 4.6 percent in September); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (2.6 percent from 2.8 percent); health (2.4 percent from 2.5 percent) and transport (12.1 percent from 15.8 percent). Cost rose at a faster pace for: restaurants and hotels (2.7 percent from 2.6 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.2 percent from 1.1 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (2.4 percent); recreation services & culture (0.4 percent) and education (1.6 percent). On the other hand, cost fell for: clothing and footwear (-0.4 percent from -0.3 percent) and communication (-0.4 percent from -0.3 percent).

Annual core inflation edged down to 2.3 percent from 2.4 percent in September.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in October, after a 0.3 percent rise in a month earlier. It was the first drop in consumer prices since July, as cost declined for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.5 percent); clothing and footwear (-0.1 percent); transport (-0.2 percent) and communication (-0.1 percent). In contrast, cost went up for: alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent); health (0.1 percent); recreation services & culture (0.1 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (0.1 percent). Meantime, cost was flat for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels; furnishing, household equipment & routine household maintenance and education.

Statistics Malaysia | Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
11/24/2017 11:24:53 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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%
2017-11-24 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 4.3% 4.0% 4.3%
2017-12-20 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 4% 3.8%
2018-01-18 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-02-22 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.70 4.30 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 120.00 120.30 120.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 115.00 115.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 102.70 108.10 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 115.80 115.20 116.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.40 4.60 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.70 6.00 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.30 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.30 2.40 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 112.50 112.10 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 117.30 117.30 117.30 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 116.60 116.80 119.70 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 December of 2017.

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




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