Malaysia Inflation Rate  1973-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 1.5 percent increase in September. It was the lowest figure since July while market expected a 1.5 percent increase, as prices of food and non alcoholic beverage rose at a slower pace while inflation for housing & utilities were steady and cost of transport fell at the same pace as in a month earlier. Core consumer prices rose 2.0 percent year-on-year, compared with a 2.1 percent gain in the prior month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.3 percent, after falling 0.3 percent in September. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.64 percent from 1973 until 2016, 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)
2016-09-21 04:00 AM Aug 1.5% 1.1% 1.3% 1.2%
2016-10-21 04:00 AM Sep 1.5% 1.5% 1.7% 1.7%
2016-11-25 04:00 AM Oct 1.4% 1.5% 1.5% 1.6%
2016-12-21 04:00 AM Nov 1.4% 1.6%
2017-01-20 04:00 AM Dec 1.39%
2017-02-24 04:00 AM Jan 1.38%




Malaysia Inflation Rate at 3-Month Low of 1.4% in October


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 1.5 percent increase in September. It was the lowest figure since July while market expected a 1.5 percent gain, as prices of food and non alcoholic beverage rose at a slower pace while inflation for housing & utilities were steady and cost of transport fell at the same pace as in a month earlier.

Year-on-year, cost rose at a slower pace for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+2.5 percent from +3.0 percent in September), restaurants & hotels (+2.0 percent from +2.2 percent), but rose slightly faster for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+19.8 percen from +19.7 percentt); recreation services & culture (+3.5. percent from +3.4 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+1.5 percent from 1.3 percent), and health (+2.3 percent from +2.2 percent). Inflation was steady for: miscellaneous goods & services (+1.5 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.1 percent), and education (+2.0 percent). In contrast, prices declined for: clothing & footwear (-0.5 percent), transport (-5.5 percent), and communication (-2.6 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+2.6 percent from +3.1 percent); food at home (+2.2 percent from +2.8 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+1.0 percent from +1.0 percent); meat (+2.4 percent from +4.2 percent); fish & seafood (+5.0 percent from +4.8 percent); milk & eggs (+0.2 percent from +0.9 percent), oils & fats (+0.3 percent from +0.3 percent), fruits (+3.1 percent from +3.3 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (+2.0 percent from +1.9 percent); food products (+5.8 percent from +6.1 percent), food away from home (+3.3 percent from +3.4 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.3 percent from +0.2 percent). In contrast, prices of vegetables fell 1.1 percent (from +1.6 percent in September). 
 
Core consumer prices rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in October, compared to a 2.1 percent gain in September.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after falling 0.3 percent in a month earlier. Prices went up for: alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+0.1 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.3 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (+0.2 percent), health (+0.3 percent), transport (+3.1 percent) and recreation services & culture (+0.1 percent), education (+0.2 percent). In contrast, cost declined for: food and alcoholic beverages (-0.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-0.1 percent). Prices remained unchanged for: clothing and footwear, communication and restaurants and hotels.



Statistic of Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
11/25/2016 5:17:05 AM



Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.40 1.50 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 115.70 115.30 115.70 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 111.00 110.00 111.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 102.70 102.00 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 109.20 108.50 109.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.50 3.00 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.10 0.40 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.00 2.10 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 105.20 103.60 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 104.00 100.90 116.70 97.10 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 -0.30 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]



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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 1.50 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2016 percent Monthly
2010=100



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