Malaysia Inflation Rate 1973-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 2.80 percent in October of 2014. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.71 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
2.80 2.60 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 Thursday, November 27, 2014.


Malaysia Inflation Rate Edges Up in October


Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated to 2.8 percent in October of 2014 from 2.6 percent in September, driven by higher food, transport and housing prices.

Year-on-year, food and non-alcoholic beverages prices increased at a slower 2.8 percent in October, compared with a 3.2 increase in September.

Non-food prices rose 2.7 percent with transport cost growing the most (5.3 percent from 0.5 percent in the previous month). Cost of housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels went up 3.4 percent, the same as in the previous month. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices rose marginally by 0.2 percent, following a 14.8 percent increase in September.

On a monthly basis, the inflation rate was recorded at 0.5 percent, up from 0.2 percent in September. Food cost fell 0.2 percent while non-food prices increased 0.9 percent. Transport prices surged 5.1 while cost of alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices fell 3.1 percent.

Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Ricardo Martins | ricardo.martins@tradingeconomics.com
11/21/2014 1:00:11 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-17 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Aug 2014
3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.16%
2014-10-17 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep 2014
2.6% 3.3% 2.6% 3.2%
2014-11-21 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct 2014
2.8% 2.6% 3.1% 2.4%
2014-12-17 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov 2014
2.8% 4.2%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.80 2.60 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 111.30 110.70 111.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 127.00 128.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 126.20 126.00 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 130.20 133.00 133.00 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.80 3.20 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.20 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.59 Oct/14 6.75 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.40 Oct/14 2.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Oct/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Oct/14 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.50 Oct/14 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Oct/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.52 Oct/14 6.46 11.16 5.52 percent [+]
Indonesia 4.83 Oct/14 4.53 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Oct/14 -0.20 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 3.20 Sep/14 3.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.30 Oct/14 4.22 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 Oct/14 0.90 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 8.30 Oct/14 8.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.20 Oct/14 1.10 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.10 Oct/14 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland 0.00 Oct/14 -0.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 8.96 Oct/14 8.86 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.30 Oct/14 1.20 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.70 Oct/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]