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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 0.10 percent in February 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 1.00 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 Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


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.

Year-on-year, price decreases were reported for transport (-11.8 percent in February from -6.0 percent in January) and communication (-0.9 percent from -1.0 percent). Cost of clothing and footwear also declined by 0.6 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month.

Prices moderated for food & non-alcoholic beverages (+2.7 percent from +2.8 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.1 percent from +0.5 percent) and restaurant and hotels (+2.9 percent from +3.4 percent). Meanwhile, cost increased for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.4 percent from +2.1 percent); health (+3.4 percent from 3.2 percent); recreation services & culture (+0.8 percent from +0.5 percent) and education (+2.2 percent from +2.1 percent). Cost of alcoholic beverages & tobacco remained unchanged at 10.6 percent.

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: milk & eggs (+6.6 percent  from +6.5 percent), fish & seafood (+3.8 percent from +2.5 percent); oils & fats (+0.2 percent from +0.1 percent) and fruits (+3.1 percent from +2.6 percent). In contrast, prices declined for meat (-0.8 percent from -0.4 percent). Prices slowed for food at home (+2.4 percent from +2.5 percent); vegetables (+3.4 percent from +7.8 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionery (+0.8 percent from +0.9 percent); food products (+2.4 percent from +2.6 percent) and coffee, tea & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.4 percent from +0.6 percent). Cost of food away from home remained steady from the preceding month at 3.5 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.6 percent, following a  1.1 percent drop in January Price decreases were reported for: transport (-6.0 percent); clothing & footwear (-0.4 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.2 percent) and furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (-0.2 percent). In contrast, prices increased for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.9 percent); education (+0.5 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (+0.5 percent); health (+0.4 percent); recreation services & culture (+0.4 percent) and restaurant & hotel (+0.2 percent). Cost remained unchanged for alcoholic beverages & tobacco and communication (0.0 percent respectively). 

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/20/2015 4:01:04 PM


Recent Releases

Malaysia Inflation Lowest Since December 2009
Annual inflation rate in Malaysia slowed to 1 percent in January of 2015, from a 2.7 percent in the previous month as cost of transport and communication declined and rise in prices of housing and utilities and food and non-alcoholic beverages moderated. Published on 2015-02-18

Malaysia Inflation Below Expectations in December
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.7 percent in December of 2014, easing from a 3 percent growth in the previous month as increase in cost of food, housing and transport slowed. Published on 2015-01-21


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-21 04:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
2.7% 3% 2.8% 2.97%
2015-02-18 04:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
1.0% 2.7% 1.9% 2%
2015-03-20 04:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
0.1% 1.0% 0.2% 0.3%
2015-04-22 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
0.1% 0.3%
2015-05-20 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
2.71%
2015-06-17 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
2.67%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.10 1.00 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 109.90 110.60 1856054.00 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 146.00 163.00 4848.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.90 105.30 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 129.30 107.00 203.00 97.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.70 2.80 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.60 -1.10 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.70 Feb/15 7.14 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Feb/15 0.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.30 Feb/15 -0.40 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.37 Feb/15 5.19 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.00 Feb/15 3.07 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.14 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.70 Feb/15 15.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.80 Feb/15 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Feb/15 0.30 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States 0.00 Feb/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]