Malaysia Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 3.30 percent in June of 2014. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.71 Percent from 1973 until 2014, 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.

   
 
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Malaysia Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.20 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2014 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.


Malaysia Inflation Rises to 3.3% in June


Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated slightly to 3.3 percent in June of 2014 from 3.2 percent in the previous month, driven by higher food, housing and health cost.

Year-on-year, food prices accelerated slightly to 3.5 percent in June (3.3 percent in May) and cost of housing, water, electricity and fuels increased 3.2 percent, following a 3.1 percent rise in May. Additional upward pressures came from health cost (3.1 percent vs 2.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.2 percent vs 1.1 percent).

On a monthly basis, the inflation rate accelerated to 0.2 percent from 0.1 percent in the previous month. Increases were recorded for main groups food and non-alcoholic beverages and health by 0.5 percent respectively; restaurants and hotels (0.2 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and education by 0.1 percent respectively. On the other hand, decreases were recorded for transport (-0.4 percent) and clothing and footwear (-0.1 percent).

Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/16/2014 11:01:38 AM


Recent Releases

Malaysia Inflation Rate Eased in May
Malaysia’s annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 3.2 percent in May of 2014, down from 3.4 percent in the previous month, as cost of food and fuel slowed. Published on 2014-06-20

Malaysia Inflation Rate Slows in April
Malaysia’s annual inflation rate eased to 3.4 percent in April of 2014 from 3.5 percent in the previous two months, due to lower food cost. Published on 2014-05-21


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-16 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.29%
2014-05-21 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 3.4% 3.5% 3.5% 3.79%
2014-06-20 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 3.2% 3.4% 3.3% 3.93%
2014-07-16 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2014-08-20 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 3.3% 4.12%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.30 3.20 23.90 -2.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 110.20 110.00 110.20 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 129.00 128.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 128.10 128.90 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 131.10 131.00 132.10 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.50 3.34 5.67 1.97 Percent [+]





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