Malaysia's leading economic index dropped by 0.5% mom in April 2022, shifting from an upwardly revised 0.5% gain in the prior month and pointing to the first decline since January. Three out of seven components of the index fell: the number of housing units approved (-1.4% vs 0.3% in March), number of new companies registered (-0.5% vs 0.3%), and Bursa Malaysia industrial index (-0.3% vs 0.1%). Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, rose by 2.0% mom in April after gaining 1.4% in March. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia averaged 0.18 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4.90 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -5 percent in March of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia is expected to be 1.80 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 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Leading Economic Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-25 04:00 AM Mar 0.4% 0.6% 0.3%
2022-06-23 04:00 AM Apr -0.5% 0.5% 0.2%
2022-07-25 04:00 AM May -0.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom -4.80 8.60 percent Apr 2022
Industrial Production 4.60 5.10 percent Apr 2022
Manufacturing Production 5.20 6.80 percent Feb 2022
Changes in Inventories 5760.00 3646.00 MYR Million Mar 2022
Car Production 50724.00 55137.00 Units Apr 2022
Leading Economic Index -0.50 0.50 percent Apr 2022
Coincident Index 120.30 117.90 points Apr 2022
Cement Production 1524.00 2417.00 Thousands of Tonnes Apr 2022
Mining Production -0.40 -5.10 percent Feb 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.50 0.50 5.20 -5.80 1991 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Malaysia Leading Index Falls for 1st Time in 3 Months
Malaysia's leading economic index dropped by 0.5% mom in April 2022, shifting from an upwardly revised 0.5% gain in the prior month and pointing to the first decline since January. Three out of seven components of the index fell: the number of housing units approved (-1.4% vs 0.3% in March), number of new companies registered (-0.5% vs 0.3%), and Bursa Malaysia industrial index (-0.3% vs 0.1%). Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, rose by 2.0% mom in April after gaining 1.4% in March.
2022-06-23
Malaysia Leading Index Rises for 2nd Straight Month
Malaysia's leading economic index rose by 0.4% mom in March 2022, after an upwardly revised 0.6% gain in the prior month, pointing to the second straight month of increase. Four out of seven components of the index increased: the number of housing units approved (0.3% vs -0.2% in February), number of new companies registered (0.3% vs 0.1%), real money supply, M1 (0.1% vs 005%), and Bursa Malaysia Industrial Index (0.1% vs 0.2%). Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, rose by 1,4% mom in March following a downwardly revised 1.7% gain in February.
2022-05-25
Malaysia Leading Index Falls at Softer Pace
Malaysia's leading economic index fell by 0.5% mom in February 2022, slowing from a marginally revised 1.1% drop in the prior month while pointing to the second straight month of decline. Only two out of seven components of the index decreased: the number of housing units approved (-0.2% vs -0.5%), and expected sales value, manufacturing (-0.6% vs 0.4%). On a yearly basis, the index declined 0.5% after edging up 0.02% in January. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, rose by 2.6% mom in February following a 2.5% gain in January.
2022-04-25