Malaysia Inflation Rate  1973-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.8 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, the same as in November but slightly below markets expectations of a 1.9 percent rise. The inflation rate remained at the highest level since May, mainly due to rising prices of food and non alcoholic beverages while inflation for housing & utilities were steady and cost of transport fell much less than in a month earlier. Core consumer prices rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in December, compared to a 2.2 percent gain in November. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, after a 1.0 percent rise in the preceding month. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.63 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)
2016-11-25 04:00 AM Oct 1.4% 1.5% 1.5% 1.6%
2016-12-21 04:00 AM Nov 1.8% 1.4% 1.6% 1.6%
2017-01-18 04:00 AM Dec 1.8% 1.8% 1.9% 1.9%
2017-02-22 04:00 AM Jan 1.8% 2%
2017-03-22 04:00 AM Feb 2.1%
2017-04-19 04:00 AM Mar 2.3%




Malaysia Inflation Rate Steady at 1.8% in December


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.8 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, the same as in November but slightly below markets expectations of a 1.9 percent rise. The inflation rate remained at the highest level since May, mainly due to rising prices of food and non alcoholic beverages while inflation for housing & utilities were steady and cost of transport fell less than in a month earlier. Core consumer prices rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in December, compared to a 2.2 percent gain in November. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, after a 1.0 percent rise in a month earlier.

Year-on-year, upward prices pressure came from: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.7 percent from +3.8 percent in November), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+0.1 percent from +1.9 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (2.1 percent from +2.1 percent); furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance (+1.4 percent from +1.4 percent), health (+2.4 percent from +2.5 percent), recreation services & culture (+3.3 percent from +3.2 percent), education (+1.7 percent from +1.9 percent), restaurants & hotels (+1.9 percent from +1.9 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+1.8 percent from +1.8 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure came from: clothing and footwear (-0.5 percent from -0.5 percent), transport (-0.6 percent from -1.5 percent) and communication (-2.6 percent from -2.7 percent).
 
Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for all categories: food (+3.8 percent from +4.0 percent); food at home (+4.1 percent from +4.2 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+0.7 percent from +0.9 percent); meat (+3.0 percent from +6.0 percent); fish & seafood (+5.6 percent from +4.5 percent); milk & eggs (+0.1 percent from +1.1 percent), oils & fats (+36.9 percent from +36.6 percent), fruits (+2.7 percent from +2.7 percent); vegetables (+4.8 percent from +3.6 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (+2.0 percent from +1.9 percent); food products (+5.4 percent from +5.8 percent), food away from home (+3.5 percent from +3.4 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.3 percent from +0.1 percent).
 
Core consumer prices rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in December, compared to a 2.2 percent gain in November. 
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices unchanged, after a 1 percent gain in a month earlier. Prices went up for: food & non-alcoholic beverages & tobacco ( +0.6 percent from +1.0 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance ( +0.1 percent from +0.1 percent), health (+0.2 percent  from +0.3 percent), transport (-1.4 percent  from +4.5 percent), education (0 percent from +0.1 percent), restaurants & hotels ( +0.2 percent from +0.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services ( -0.2  percent from +0.5 percent). Prices were flat for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (from +0.5 percent).
 
 
 
 

Statistics of Malaysia l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
1/18/2017 4:56:40 AM



Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 1.80 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 116.60 116.90 116.90 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 111.00 110.00 111.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.80 102.70 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 112.00 110.20 112.00 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.70 3.80 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.20 0.10 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.20 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 108.00 106.80 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 107.20 108.70 116.70 97.10 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 1.00 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.80 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2016 percent Monthly
2010=100



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