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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 2.7 percent in December of 2014. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.70 percent from 1973 until 2014, 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
2.70 3.00 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2014 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 Sunday, February 1, 2015.


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.

Year-on-year, food and non-alcoholic beverages prices increased 2.4 percent, as compared to a 2.9 percent rise in November. Among this group, cost of vegetables declined (-1.0 percent in December from +4.2 percent in November). Prices grew slower for food at home (+1.8 percent from +2.5 percent), food away from home (+3.8 percent from +4.0 percent) and meat (+0.8 percent from +2.3 percent). Customers had to pay more for milk and eggs (+6.2 percent from +4.9 percent) and fruits (+2.5 percent from -1.8 percent). Prices of alcoholic beverages & tobacco increased slightly by 10.6 percent (10.5 percent in November).

Prices of non-food accelerated 2.8 percent, slowing from a 3.1 percent rise in November and cost of education grew 2.2 percent. The increase was also slower for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+3.4 percent from +3.5 percent); furnishing and household equipment (+0.6 percent from +0.8 percent); health (+3.3 percent) from +3.4 percent); transport (+4.0 percent from +5.0 percent), recreation  & culture (+0.0 percent from +1.3 percent) and restaurant and hotels (+4.1 percent from +4.3 percent). Cost of clothing (-0.3 percent from -0.4 percent) and communication (-0.9 percent from -0.9 percent) declined.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.1 percent, following a  0.5 percent increase in the preceding month. Price decreases were reported for: transport (-1.3 percent), clothing and footwear (-0.3 percent) and routine household maintenance (-0.3 percent). In contrast, increases were recorded for food & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.3 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (+0.3 percent) and health and education (+0.1 percent).

From January to December of 2014, Malaysia's inflation stood at 3.2 percent as compared to the previous year. 

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/21/2015 12:49:19 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-21 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct
2.8% 2.6% 3.1% 2.4%
2014-12-17 08:55 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
3% 2.8% 2.7% 2.9%
2015-01-21 04:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
2.7% 3% 2.8% 2.97%
2015-02-18 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
2.7% 2.82%
2015-03-18 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
2.79%
2015-04-22 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
2.74%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.70 3.00 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 111.80 111.90 111.90 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 127.00 128.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 122.50 124.90 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 0.93 130.10 133.00 0.93 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.40 2.90 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.50 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 6.41 Dec/14 6.56 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.50 Dec/14 2.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Dec/14 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.60 Jan/15 -0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Dec/14 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany -0.30 Jan/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.00 Dec/14 4.38 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 8.36 Dec/14 6.23 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.00 Dec/14 0.19 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Dec/14 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.08 Dec/14 4.17 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.70 Dec/14 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 11.40 Dec/14 9.10 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.80 Dec/14 1.00 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.40 Jan/15 -1.00 28.43 -1.40 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.30 Dec/14 -0.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 8.17 Dec/14 9.15 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.50 Dec/14 1.00 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 0.80 Dec/14 1.30 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]