Malaysia Inflation Rate 1973-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 3.30 percent in July of 2015. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.68 percent from 1973 until 2015, 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. Inflation Rate in Malaysia is reported by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

Malaysia Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 2.50 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2015 percent Monthly
2010=100
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. Content for - Malaysia Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 29, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-19 05:00 AM May 2.1% 1.8% 2% 1.9%
2015-07-15 05:00 AM Jun 2.5% 2.1% 2.4% 2.2%
2015-08-19 05:00 AM Jul 3.3% 2.5% 2.9% 2.63%
2015-09-23 05:00 AM Aug 3.3% 3.47%
2015-10-21 05:00 AM Sep 3.51%
2015-11-18 05:00 AM Oct 3.57%


Malaysia Inflation Rate Exceeds Forecasts in July


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.3 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, up from 2.5 percent in June and above market consensus. It is the fastest inflation since August 2014, as cost of most components increased during the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr celebrations.

Year-on-year, upward price pressures came from: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.8 percent in July from +3.4 percent in June); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+13.3 percent from +11.3 percent); clothing & footwear (+0.9 percent from +0.7 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+3.9 percent from +3.2 percent); communication (+2.8 percent from +2.6 percent); recreation & culture (+1.9 percent from +1.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (+4.6 percent from +4.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+4.7 percent from +4.6 percent). Cost of transport also rose by 1.6 percent, following a 1.4 percent decline in June. While prices moderated for health (+4.8 percent from +5.0 percent) and education (+2.4 percent from +2.6 percent), cost remained stable for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+2.5 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+3.8 percent in July from +3.5 percent in the preceding month); food at home (+3.6 percent from +3.2 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+1.9 percent from +1.8 percent); fish & seafood (+4.1 percent from +3.2 percent); fruits (+4.8 percent from +3.0 percent); vegetables (+7.5 percent from +5.4 percent), food away from home (+4.2 percent from +3.8 percent) and food products (+5.1 percent from +4.8 percent). Cost remained flat for oils & fats (+0.7 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.2 percent). Prices moderated for meat (+2.2 percent from +3.0 percent) and sugar, jam, honey & chocolate (+2.0 percent from +2.1 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices accelerated 0.8 percent, following a 0.6 percent rise in the preceding month. Price increases were reported for most categories except clothing & footwear. Cost of transport rose the most by 3.0 percent, followed food & alcoholic beverages (+0.8 percent), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+1.8 percent) and furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.4 percent); restaurants & hotels (+0.2 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (+0.2 percent); health (+0.1 percent); communiction (+0.1 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.0 percent) and education (+0.0 percent).

During January to July 2015, consumer prices rose 1.7 percent.

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
8/19/2015 9:43:32 AM


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Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.30 2.50 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 113.90 113.00 113.90 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.00 109.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.40 103.30 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 131.90 130.20 133.00 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.80 3.40 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.80 0.60 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jul/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.60 Jul/15 15.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jul/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.30 Jul/15 -1.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 6.81 Jul/15 7.20 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]