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

Malaysia's consumer price inflation went up to 1.8 percent year-on-year in May of 2018 from 1.4 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since January, as prices were higher mainly for housing and transport. Meantime, annual core inflation was steady at 1.5 percent in May, remaining at its the lowest figure on record. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, after being flat in April. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.62 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 May Inflation Rate at 4-Month High of 1.8%


Malaysia's consumer price inflation went up to 1.8 percent year-on-year in May of 2018 from 1.4 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since January, as prices were higher mainly for housing and transport.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a faster pace for : housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels (2.1 percent from 2 percent in April); transport (3.8 percent from 0.4 percent), and education (1.2 percent from 1.1 percent).
 
Meanwhile, cost increased at a softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.2 percent from 2.6 percent in April); recreation services & culture (0.5 percent from 0.6 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (1.5 percent from 1.8 percent); hotels (2.1 percent from 2.2 percent); health (1.9 percent from 2.1 percent), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent).
 
At the same time, inflation was steady for: miscellaneous goods & services (at 0.4 percent). On the other hand, prices continued to fall for clothing and footwear (-0.7 percent from -0.8 percent) and communication (-0.9 percent from -0.7 percent). 

Annual core inflation was steady at 1.5 percent in May, and remaining its the lowest figure on record.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, after being flat in April.
 
 


Department of Statistics, Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
6/20/2018 4:35:35 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-18 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.4% 1.6% 1.2%
2018-05-23 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.4% 1.3% 1.6% 1.5%
2018-06-20 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.8% 1.4% 1.8% 1.5%
2018-07-18 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.8% 1.5%
2018-08-24 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.7%
2018-09-19 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.9%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 1.40 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 121.10 120.90 121.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 116.00 116.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.80 106.30 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 115.50 115.70 116.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.20 2.60 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.80 -2.20 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.00 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.50 1.50 3.60 1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 112.40 112.80 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 118.30 118.30 118.30 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 117.70 117.60 120.40 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.40 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.86 May/18
Canada 2.20 Apr/18
China 1.80 May/18
Euro Area 1.90 May/18
France 2.00 May/18
Germany 2.20 May/18
India 4.87 May/18
Indonesia 3.23 May/18
Italy 1.00 May/18
Japan 0.70 May/18
Mexico 4.51 May/18
Netherlands 1.70 May/18
Russia 2.40 May/18
South Korea 1.50 May/18
Spain 2.10 May/18
Switzerland 1.00 May/18
Turkey 12.15 May/18
United Kingdom 2.40 May/18
United States 2.80 May/18


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