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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, compared to a 5.1 percent increase in March and slightly below market expectations of a 4.5 percent rise. It was the lowest inflation rate since January 2017, mainly due to a marked slowdown in cost of transport while food inflation was steady. Core consumer prices went up 2.3 percent year-on-year, compared to a 2.5 percent rise in the prior month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.3 percent in April, following a 0.1 percent fall in a month earlier and the second straight month drop since September 2016. 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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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-24 04:00 AM Feb 4.5% 3.2% 4.1% 3.6%
2017-04-19 04:00 AM Mar 5.1% 4.5% 5.3% 5.1%
2017-05-17 04:00 AM Apr 4.4% 5.1% 4.5% 4.6%
2017-06-21 04:00 AM May 4.4% 4.7%
2017-07-19 04:00 AM Jun 4.8%
2017-08-23 04:00 AM Jul 4.3%




Malaysia Inflation Rate At 3-Month Low Of 4.4% In April


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, compared to a 5.1 percent increase in March and below markets expectations of a 4.5 percent rise. It was the lowest inflation rate since January 2017, mainly due to a marked slowdown in cost of transport while food inflation was steady.

Year-on-year, upward prices pressure came from: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.1 percent from 4.1 percent in March); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.2 percent from 0.2 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (2.2 percent from 2.1 percent); furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance (1.9 percent from 1.5 percent), health (2.8 percent from 2.6 percent), transport (16.7 percent from 23.0 percent), recreation services & culture (3.0 percent from 3.0 percent), education (1.7 percent from 1.7 percent), restaurants & hotels (2.4 percent from 2.3 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.5 percent from 1.3 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure came from: clothing and footwear (-0.1 percent from -0.2 percent) and communication (-0.3 percent from -0.2 percent).
 
Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for most categories: food (4.4 percent from 4.3 percent); food at home (4.0 percent from 4.1 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (0.8 percent from 0.7 percent); meat (4.2 percent from 3.7 percent); fish & seafood (6.2 percent from 5.2 percent); oils & fats (39.1 percent from 38.8 percent), fruits (2.4 percent from 3.7 percent); vegetables (2.3 percent from 4.8 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (1.5 percent from 1.5 percent); food products (4.7 percent from 5.0 percent), food away from home (4.9 percent from 4.4 percent). Meanwhile, prices of coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.4 percent (from -0.4 percent), and milk & eggs (-1.1 percent from -0.4 percent).
 
Core consumer prices went up 2.3 percent year-on-year, after increasing by 2.5 percent in the prior month.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased by 0.3 percent in April, following a 0.1 percent fall in a month earlier and the second straight month drop since September 2016. Prices fell for: transport (-1.9 percent) and communication (-0.1 percent). In contrast, cost went up for food & non-alcoholic beverages & tobacco ( 0.1 percent); clothing and footwear (0.2 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance ( 0.4 percent), health (0.2 percent), restaurants & hotels ( 0.2 percent);  miscellaneous goods and services (0.2 percent), and education (0.1 percent). Cost were flat for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels; recreation services & culture, and alcoholic beverages & tobacco .
 

Department of Statistics Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
5/17/2017 4:50:50 AM



Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.40 5.10 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 119.30 119.60 119.70 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 116.00 113.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 108.70 110.40 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 116.20 115.70 116.20 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.10 4.10 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 -0.10 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 9.00 10.80 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 116.00 116.00 116.00 99.40 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.30 2.50 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 117.10 119.40 119.70 97.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 113.50 113.30 115.30 92.50 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 5.10 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



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