Malaysia Inflation Rate at 1.20 percent in December


Malaysia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.2 percent year-on-year, and on a monthly base the CPI remained stable.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the period January to December 2012 increased by 1.6 per cent to 104.9 compared with that of 103.2 in the same period last year. Compared with the same month in 2011, the CPI for December 2012 registered an increase of 1.2 per cent from 104.2 to 105.5 and when compared with the previous month, the CPI remained unchanged at 105.5.

The index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Food for the month of December 2012 showed increases of 2.0 and 0.9 per cent respectively as compared to the same month in 2011. For the period January to December 2012, the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Food increased by 2.7 and 1.2 per cent respectively. Compared with the previous month, the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages increased by 0.3 per cent while the index for Non-Food decreased by 0.1 per cent.


Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Nuno Salva | nuno.salva@tradingeconomics.com
1/23/2013 9:28:45 AM