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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 5.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, compared to a 4.5 percent increase in February and below markets expectations of a 5.3 percent rise. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2008, as cost of transport surged while prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing and utilities increased further. Core consumer prices went up 2.5 percent year-on-year, the same as in the prior month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.1 percent in March, following a 1.3 percent rise in a month earlier and marking the first drop since September 2016. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.63 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-22 04:00 AM Jan 3.2% 1.8% 2.8% 2.2%
2017-03-24 04:00 AM Feb 4.5% 3.2% 4.1% 3.6%
2017-04-19 04:00 AM Mar 5.1% 4.5% 5.3% 5.1%
2017-05-17 04:00 AM Apr 5.1% 4.8%
2017-06-21 04:00 AM May 4.7%
2017-07-19 04:00 AM Jun 4.8%




Malaysia Inflation Rate Highest In Over 8 Years


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 5.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, compared to a 4.5 percent increase in February and below markets expectations of a 5.3 percent rise. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2008, as prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing and utilities increased further while cost of transport surged.

Year-on-year, upward prices pressure came from: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.1 percent from 4.3 percent in February); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.2 percent from 0.2 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (2.1 percent from 2.2 percent); furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance (1.5 percent from 1.5 percent), health (2.6 percent from 2.4 percent), transport (23.0 percent from 17.9 percent), recreation services & culture (3.0 percent from 3.1 percent), education (1.7 percent from 1.7 percent), restaurants & hotels (2.3 percent from 2.3 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.3 percent from 1.4 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure came from: clothing and footwear (-0.2 percent from -0.2 percent) and communication (-0.2 percent from -0.3 percent).
 
Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for most categories: food (4.3 percent from 4.5 percent); food at home (4.1 percent from 4.8 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (0.7 percent from 0.8 percent); meat (3.7 percent from 4.6 percent); fish & seafood (5.2 percent from 4.5 percent); oils & fats (38.8 percent from 38.3 percent), fruits (3.7 percent from 3.4 percent); vegetables (4.8 percent from 9.5 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (1.5 percent from 0.4 percent); food products (5.0 percent from 5.3 percent), food away from home (4.4 percent from 4.1 percent). Meanwhile, prices of coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.4 percent (from -0.2 percent), and milk & eggs (-0.4 percent from 0.2 percent).
 
Core consumer prices went up 2.5 percent year-on-year, the same as in the prior month.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased by 0.1 percent in March, following a 1.3 percent rise in a month earlier and marking the first drop since September 2016. Prices fell for: food & non-alcoholic beverages & tobacco ( -0.3 percent); clothing and footwear (-0.1 percent); transport (-0.3 percent), recreation services & culture (-0.2 percent).In contrast, cost went up for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance ( 0.1 percent), health (0.2 percent), restaurants & hotels ( 0.2 percent) and  miscellaneous goods and services (0.1 percent), communication (0.1 percent) and education (0.1 percent), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent). Cost was flat for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels.
 
 
 
 
 

Statistics of Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
4/19/2017 5:06:12 AM



Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.10 4.50 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 119.60 119.70 119.70 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 113.00 111.00 113.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.40 109.60 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 115.70 115.20 115.70 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.10 4.30 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 1.30 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 10.80 10.20 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.50 2.50 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 113.30 112.10 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 119.40 119.70 119.70 97.10 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 4.50 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2017 percent Monthly
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