Malaysia's leading economic index increased by 0.3 percent month-over-month in November of 2018, after a downwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in the previous month. Among components, number of housing units approved (0.4 percent), real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (0.2 percent), and Bursa Malaysia industrial index (0.1 percent) rose. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, dropped 0.1 percent month-on-month in November, dragged mainly by real salaries & wages in manufacturing sector (-0.2 percent). On year-on-year basis, the index grew 3.6 percent. Leading Economic Index in Malaysia averaged 0.18 percent from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4.50 percent in April of 1994 and a record low of -3.30 percent in November of 1991.

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia is expected to be 1.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Malaysia to stand at -0.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-24 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM 0.3% 0.1%
2018-11-22 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM -0.8% 0.3% 0.8%
2018-12-24 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM 1.2% -0.8%
2019-01-24 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM 0.3% 0.7%
2019-02-22 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM 0.3% 1%
2019-03-23 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM
2019-04-24 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM


Malaysia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 95.30 108.80 126.00 70.60 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.40 2.60 12.80 -17.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.60 0.10 7.20 -5.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.40 3.70 38.50 -44.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -2065.00 -6454.00 6475.00 -10585.00 MYR Million [+]
Car Production 38419.00 47114.00 64333.00 1112.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 102366.00 79099.00 138727.00 9732.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.70 4.50 -3.30 percent [+]
Internet Speed 8945.38 8200.47 8945.38 826.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 1704176.00 1654177.00 2205250.00 681617.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 1.00 -0.70 16.20 -20.30 percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 47.90 46.80 52.00 46.80 [+]
Cement Production 1414.00 1571.00 2442.00 147.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 136.90 137.10 137.10 56.80 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 74.38 73.24 74.38 4.87 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 25.00 26.00 26.00 18.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 15.00 24.00 24.00 6.00 [+]
Corruption Index 47.00 47.00 53.20 43.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 61.00 62.00 62.00 23.00 [+]


Malaysia Leading Economic Index

In Malaysia, the Leading Index provides early signal on the direction in which the economy is going. It is calculated based on real money supply M1, Bursa Malaysia industrial index, real total traded (eight major trading partners: Japan, USA, Germany, UK, Singapore, Thailand, China, Canada), CPI for services (inverted), industrial material price index, ratio of price to unit labor cost (manufacturing), number of housing permits approved, number of new companies registered, trend adjustment factor. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2005. This page provides - Malaysia Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Leading Economic Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.70 4.50 -3.30 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly
2005=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina -0.90 Dec/18
Australia -0.22 Dec/18
Brazil 0.21 Dec/18
Canada -0.10 Nov/18
Japan 97.90 Dec/18
Mexico 1.80 Nov/18
Russia 1.90 Dec/18
Singapore 112.00 Sep/18
South Africa -0.30 Nov/18
South Korea 113.70 Dec/18
Turkey -0.40 Dec/18
United Kingdom 0.20 Dec/18
United States 125.13 Dec/18


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