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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 1.0 percent in January of 2015. 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
1.00 2.70 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. Content for - Malaysia Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, March 5, 2015.


Malaysia Inflation Lowest Since December 2009


Annual inflation rate in Malaysia slowed to 1 percent in January of 2015, from a 2.7 percent in the previous month as cost of transport and communication declined and rise in prices of housing and utilities and food and non-alcoholic beverages moderated.

Year-on-year, price decreases were reported for transport (-6.0 percent in January from +4.9 percent in December), communication (-1.0 percent from -0.7 percent) and clothing and footwear (-0.1 percent from -0.2 percent).

Prices moderated for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.1 percent from +3.4 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.5 percent from +1.0 percent); recreation services & culture (+0.5 percent from +1.5 percent); education (+2.1 percent from +2.4 percent) and restaurant and hotels (+3.4 percent from +4.7 percent). Meanwhile, cost of health speed up to 3.2 percent from 2.9 percent in the previous month.
 
Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 2.8 percent in January, as compared to a 2.4 percent rise in December. Among this group, customers had to pay more for vegetables (+7.8 percent in January  from +2.3 percent in the preceding month) and milk & eggs (+6.5 percent  from +3.9 percent). In contrast, prices declined for meat (-0.4 percent from +3.5 percent). Prices slowed for food at home (+2.5 percent from +3.1 percent); food away from home (+3.5 percent from +4.0 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+1.0 percent from +1.1 percent); fish & seafood (+2.5 percent from +4.8 percent); fruits (+2.5 percent from +3.3 percent); sugar, jam & honey (+0.9 percent from 6.7 percent) and coffea, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.6 percent from +0.9 percent). Prices of alcoholic beverages & tobacco grew 10.6 percent, the same as in the previous month.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 1.1 percent, following a  0.1 percent increase in the preceding month. Price decreases were reported for: transport (-9.4 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (-0.5 percent) and communication (-0.1 percent). In contrast, prices increased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (+1.2 percent); education (+0.7 percent); cloting and footwear (+0.6 percent); furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance (+0.4 percent), recreation services & culture (+0.4 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (+0.4 percent), health (+0.3 percent); restaurants & hotels (+0.3 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+0.1 percent).
 

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/18/2015 3:22:39 PM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2015-01-21

Malaysia Inflation Rises in November
Malaysian annual consumer prices edged up 3 percent in November of 2014 from 2.8 percent in the previous month, driven by higher cost of food, transport and housing. Published on 2014-12-17


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 04:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
1.0% 2.7% 1.9% 2%
2015-03-18 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
1.0% 0.79%
2015-04-22 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
2.74%
2015-05-20 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
2.71%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.00 2.70 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.60 111.80 111.90 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 2.80 2.40 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -1.10 -0.10 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 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.10 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.00 Jan/15 11.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.50 Feb/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]