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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, as compared to a 2.6 percent increase in November and in line with market consensus. It is the highest figure since August, as a faster increase in prices of food offset a further decline in cost of transport while cost of housing & utilities were steady. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.67 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.

Malaysia Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.70 2.60 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. Malaysia Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-20 04:00 AM Oct 2.5% 2.6% 2.6% 2.57%
2015-12-23 04:00 AM Nov 2.6% 2.5% 2.3% 2.53%
2016-01-20 04:00 AM Dec 2.7% 2.6% 2.7% 2.86%
2016-02-24 04:00 AM Jan 2.7% 3.6%
2016-03-23 04:00 AM Feb 3.9%
2016-04-20 04:00 AM Mar 3.7%

Malaysia Inflation Rate at 4-Month High


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, as compared to a 2.6 percent increase in November and in line with market consensus. It is the highest figure since August, as a faster increase in prices of food offset a further decline in cost of transport while cost of housing & utilities were steady.

Year-on-year, prices increased for: food (+4.6 percent in December from +4.1 percent in November); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+22.8 percent from +20.7 percent); clothing & footwear (+0.8 percent from +0.6 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+4.2 percent from +3.8 percent); health (+4.6 percent from +4.4 percent); education (+2.6 percent from +2.5 percent); restaurants & hotels (+4.7 percent from +4.6 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+5.4 percent from +5.9 percent). In contrast, prices declined for transport (-6.2 percent from -5.2 percent). Prices remained steady for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.5 percent) and recreations services & culture (+2.6 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+4.6 percent in December from +4.2 percent in November); food at home (+4.7 percent from +4.1 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+2.0 percent from +1.8 percent); meat (+3.3 percent from +0.7percent); oils & fats (+0.9 percent from +0.8 percent), fruits (+6.5 percent from +5.9 percent), vegetables (+12.0 percent from +8.9 percent); food products (+6.3 percent from +5.7 percent) and food away from home (+4.4 percent from +4.3 percent). While prices remained steady for sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (+1.9 percent), cost moderated for fish & seafood (+5.7 percent from +6.6 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.1 percent from +3.3 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices remained unchanged in December, following a  0.6 percent rise in November. Upward prices pressure was seen for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.7 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+1.7 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.1 percent); health (+0.3 percent) and education (+0.3 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure came from: clothing & footwear (-0.1 percent), transport (-2.3 percent), communication (-0.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-0.2 percent). Prices remained unchanged for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels and recreation services & culture

For full year of 2015, consumer prices rose 2.1 percent.

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/20/2016 10:24:19 AM

Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.70 2.60 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 114.80 114.80 114.80 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 109.00 108.00 111.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.60 104.10 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 133.50 133.30 133.60 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.60 4.20 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.00 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]




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Serbia 1.50 Dec/15
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