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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, compared to a 1.1 percent gain in July and market estimates of a 1.3 percent increase. Core consumer prices rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in August, the same pace as in July. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, after gaining 0.3 percent in a month earlier. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.65 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. Inflation Rate in Malaysia is reported by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.10 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2016 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 October of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-20 04:00 AM Jun 1.6% 2% 1.8% 1.8%
2016-08-24 04:00 AM Jul 1.1% 1.6% 1.2% 1.5%
2016-09-21 04:00 AM Aug 1.5% 1.1% 1.3% 1.2%
2016-10-19 04:00 AM Sep 1.5% 1.6%
2016-11-23 04:00 AM Oct 1.5%
2016-12-23 04:00 AM Nov 1.6%

Malaysia Inflation Rate Above Forecasts in August


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, compared to a 1.1 percent gain in July and market estimates of a 1.3 percent increase. Prices of food and housing & utilities rose at a slower pace while cost of transport fell less than in a month earlier.

Year-on-year, prices went up for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.5 percent from +3.8 percent in July); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+19.7 percent from +19.9 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.1 percent from +2.4 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+1.3 percent from +1.5 percent), health (+2.2 percent from +2.0 percent), recreation services & culture (+3.6 percent from +1.7 percent), education (+2.0 percent from +2.2 percent), restaurants & hotels (+2.1 percent from +2.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+2.5 percent from +2.4 percent). In contrast, cost declined for: clothing & footwear (-0.6 percent from -0.6 percent), transport (-6.7 percent from -9.9 percent) and communication (-2.4 percent from -2.3 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+3.6 percent from +3.9 percent); food at home (+3.7 percent from +4.2 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+0.7 percent from +0.7 percent); meat (+6.9 percent from +7.0 percent); fish & seafood (+5.2 percent from +6.0 percent); milk & eggs (+2.2 percent from +1.2 percent), oils & fats (+0.5 percent from +0.4 percent), fruits (+3.9 percent from +4.5 percent); vegetables (+3.1 percent from +6.3 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (+1.9 percent from +1.9 percent); food products (+6.2 percent from +5.8 percent), food away from home (+3.4 percent from +3.1 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent from +0.5 percent). 

Core consumer prices rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in August, the same pace as in July. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, after gaining 0.3 percent in a month earlier. Prices were higher for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.3 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.1 percent), health (+0.3 percent), transport (+0.8 percent), education (+0.2 percent) recreation services & culture (+2.1 percent),  misecellaneous goods & services (+0.4 percent), education (+0.1 percent), restaurants & hotels (+0.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+0.1 percent). Cost remained unchanged for: furnishing, household and routine maintenance. In contrast, downward prices pressures came from  alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-0.1 percent) and clothing & footwear (-0.2 percent). 

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/21/2016 4:27:59 AM

Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 1.10 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 115.60 115.10 115.60 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 110.00 110.00 111.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 100.20 99.00 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 108.40 107.90 109.40 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.50 3.80 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.30 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 102.50 101.70 116.70 97.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 103.30 103.80 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.10 -2.10 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]




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