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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier in June of 2017, compared to a 3.9 percent rise in the prior month and below market expectations of a 3.9 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation rate since January, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages and transport while inflation was steady for housing & utilities. Core consumer prices went up 2.5 percent year-on-year in June, slowing slightly from a 2.6 percent gain in May. On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in June, the same as in a month earlier and marking the fourth straight month of drop. 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 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-17 04:00 AM Apr 4.4% 5.1% 4.5% 4.6%
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 3.6% 4.2%
2017-09-20 04:00 AM Aug 4%
2017-10-20 04:00 AM Sep 3.7%




Malaysia Inflation Rate Eases To 5-Month Low Of 3.6% In June


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier in June of 2017, compared to a 3.9 percent rise in the prior month and below market expectations of a 3.9 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation rate since January, 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 at a slower pace for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent from 4.4 percent in May), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent), health (2.6 percent from 2.9 percent), transport (10.5 percent from 13.1 percent) and  miscellaneous goods & services (1.2 percent from 1.3 percent). Cost went up more than in a month earlier for: recreation services & culture (3.0 percent from 2.9 percent) and restaurant and hotels (2.5 percent from 2.3 percent). In contrast, cost fell for: clothing and footwear (-0.4 percent from -0.2 percent) and communication (-0.3 percent, the same as in May). Inflation was steady for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (2.2 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (2.1 percent) and education (1.7 percent). 

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for most categories: food at home (4.2 percent from 4.3 percent in May); rice, bread & other cereals (0.8 percent, the same as in May), meat (4.2 percent from 5.1 percent); fish & seafood (7.2 percent from 7.7 percent); oils & fats (39.4 percent from 38.9 percent), fruits (3.7 percent from 3.3 percent); vegetables (1.8 percent from 0.8 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (1.5 percent from 1.6 percent), food products (3.4 percent from 4.2 percent) and food away from home (4.8 percent from 4.9 percent). Meanwhile, prices of milk & eggs fell 1.2 percent (from -0.6 percent) and those of coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages declined by 0.7 percent (from -0.6 percent).

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

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in June, the same pace as in May, due to falling prices for transport (-2.4 percent), clothing & footwear (-0.2 percent), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-0.1 percent).

Statistics Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
7/19/2017 8:59:33 AM



Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.60 3.90 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 118.90 119.10 119.70 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 116.00 113.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 107.50 107.70 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 115.40 116.40 116.40 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 8.00 7.50 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 116.60 116.60 116.60 99.40 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.50 2.60 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 110.70 113.40 119.70 97.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 112.50 113.80 115.30 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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.90 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



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