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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 1.80 percent in April 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.

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Malaysia Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 0.90 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 Monday, May 25, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-20 04:00 AM Feb 0.1% 1.0% 0.2% 0.3%
2015-04-22 05:00 AM Mar 0.9% 0.1% 0.9% 0.7%
2015-05-22 05:00 AM Apr 1.8% 0.9% 2.1% 1.9%
2015-06-17 05:00 AM May 1.8% 2.67%
2015-07-15 05:00 AM Jun 2.68%
2015-08-19 05:00 AM Jul 2.66%


Malaysia Inflation Rate at 4-Month High


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.8 percent year-on-year in April of 2015, up from 0.9 percent in March but slightly below market forecasts. It is the fastest inflation since January this year, mainly due to an increase in cost of alcoholic beverages & tobacco, food & non-alcoholic beverages, health and restaurants & hotels.

Year-on-year, prices increased the most for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+13.0 percent in April from 10.6 percent in March), followed by food & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.1 percent from +2.3 percent); clothing and footwear (+0.7 percent from -0.2 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.3 percent from +1.9 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (+2.3 percent from +0.2 percent), health (+5.0 percent from +3.6 percent); communication (+2.3 percent from -0.9 percent); recreation & culture (+1.5 percent from +0.6 percent); education (+2.6 percent from +2.2 percent); restaurants and hotels (+4.3 percent from +2.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+4.1 percent from +1.5 percent). In contrast, cost of transport declined by 4.8 percent, following from a 4.9 percent drop in the preceding month.

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for all categories except fish & seafood and fruits. Food at home increased by 2.7 percent in April (from +2.0 percent in March), followed by rice, bread & other cereals (+1.9 percent from 1.0 percent); meat (+2.8 percent from 1.0 percent); milk & eggs (+7.1 percent from +5.8 percent); oils & fats (+0.6 percent from +0.1 percent); vegetables (+2.3 percent from +1.2 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionery (+2.0 percent from +0.8 percent); food away from home (+3.7 percent) and coffee, tea & non-alcoholic beverages (+2.3 percent from +0.6 percent). Meanwhile, prices moderated for fish & seafood (+2.3 percent from +2.4 percent) and fruits (+1.5 percent from +1.8 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.9 percent, the same pace as in the preceding month. Price increases were reported for all categories except furnishing, hoisehold equipment & routine maintenance. Alcoholic beverages & tobacco  rose to 2.2 percent in April, followed by clothing and footwear (+0.8 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.4 percent);  health (+1.9 percent); transport (+0.3 percent); communication (+3.1 percent); recreation & services (+0.9 percent); education (+0.6 percent); restaurants and hotels (+0.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+2.5 percent). In contrast, cost of furnishing, hoisehold equipment & routine maintenance declined by 0.3 percent.

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/22/2015 11:01:50 AM


Recent Releases

Malaysia Inflation Accelerates in March
Consumer prices in Malaysia increased by 0.9 percent in March from 0.1 percent rise in the previous month, as a decline in cost of transport and clothing and footwear slowed while cost of furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance and health increased. Published on 2015-04-22

Malaysia Inflation Lowest Since November 2009
Consumer prices in Malaysia increased only 0.1 percent in February, much lower than market expectations, as cost of transport and communication decreased and prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages grew slower. Published on 2015-03-20


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 0.90 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 111.90 110.90 111.90 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 109.00 109.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.80 105.30 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 129.90 129.50 133.00 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.10 2.30 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.90 0.90 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]