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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, compared to a 2.1 percent gain in April and matching market estimates. It was the lowest inflation figure since April 2015 as prices of food and housing & utilities eased while cost of transport fell further. Core consumer priced rose by 2.1 percent year-on-year in May, slowing from 2.3 percent in the preceding month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after gaining 0.4 percent in April. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.66 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. Inflation Rate in Malaysia is reported by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 2.10 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2016 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 Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-20 04:00 AM Mar 2.6% 4.2% 3.6% 3.7%
2016-05-20 04:00 AM Apr 2.1% 2.6% 2.2% 2.2%
2016-06-15 04:00 AM May 2.0% 2.1% 2% 2.2%
2016-07-20 04:00 AM Jun 2% 1.8%
2016-08-24 04:00 AM Jul 1.7%
2016-09-21 04:00 AM Aug 1.9%

Malaysia Inflation Rate at 13-Month Low


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, compared to a 2.1 percent gain in April and matching market estimates. It was the lowest inflation figure since April 2015 as prices of food and housing & utilities eased while cost of transport fell further.

Year-on-year, prices moderated for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+4.1 percent in May from +4.2 percent in April); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.2 percent from +2.6 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+2.2 percent from +2.6 percent); health (+2.0 percent from +2.2 percent); recreation services & culture (+1.5 percent from +1.6 percent), restaurants & hotels (+2.5 percent from +2.7 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+2.5 percent from +2.6 percent). Price rose at a faster pace for: alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+22.1 percent from +20.1 percent) and education (+2.2 percent from +2.1 percent). In contrast, cost declined for clothing & footwear (-0.9 percent from -0.7 percent), transport (-5.6 percent from -5.5 percent) and communication (-2.2 percent from -2.1 percent). 

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+4.2 percent in May from +4.4 percent in April); food at home (+4.6 percent from +4.6 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+0.9 percent from +0.9 percent); meat (+0.3 percent from +0.5 percent); fish & seafood (+6.6 percent from +8.4 percent); milk & eggs (+1.1 percent from +0.1 percent), oils & fats (+0.4 percent from +0.4 percent), fruits (+6.1 percent from +7.3 percent); vegetables (+15.3 percent from +12.5 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (+1.8 percent from +2.1 percent); food products (+5.3 percent from +4.9 percent) and food away from home (+3.6 percent from +3.9 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.6 percent from +1.0 percent). 

Core consumer prices rose by 2.1 percent year-on-year in May, slowing from 2.3 percent in the preceding month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after gaining 0.4 percent in April. Upward prices pressure came from:  food & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.3 percent), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+0.1 percent), housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.5 percent), health (+0.1 percent), recreation services & culture (+0.1 percent), restaurants & hotels (+0.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+0.2 percent). In contrast, prices declined by 0.1 percent for clothing & footwear. Prices remained unchanged for: furnisshing, household equipment & routine maintenance, transport, communication and education.

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/15/2016 7:21:17 AM

Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.00 2.10 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 114.60 114.30 114.80 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 110.00 109.00 111.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 100.20 99.70 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 106.10 107.10 133.60 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.10 4.20 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.40 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.30 100.30 116.70 97.10 Index Points [+]




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