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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 3.20 percent in July 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
3.20 3.30 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, August 21, 2014.


Malaysia Inflation Rate Below Expectations in July


Malaysian annual inflation rate slowed to 3.2 percent in July from 3.3 percent in June, slightly below market expectations and driven by lower food and transport cost and falling clothing prices.

Year-on-year, downward pressures came from cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (prices went up 3.1 percent in July, compared with a 3.5 percent rise in June). Prices of clothing and footwear fell at a faster 0.2 percent and transport cost rose 5.4 percent (5.5 percent in June). In contrast, health prices accelerated (3.3 percent versus 3.1 percent) and education cost rose at a faster 2.3 percent. Housing prices rose 3.2 percent in July, the same rate recorded in the previous month. 

When compared with the previous month, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in July, slowing from a 0.2 percent increase in June. Increases were for main groups food and non-alcoholic beverages and health (0.3 percent respectively); restaurants and hotels and education (0.2 percent respectively). On the other hand, decreases were recorded for clothing and footwear (- 0.4 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (- 0.3 percent) and communication (- 0.1 percent). The indices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; transport; recreation services and culture and miscellaneous goods and services remained unchanged. 

Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/20/2014 10:25:44 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-21 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 3.4% 3.5% 3.5% 3.79%
2014-06-20 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 3.2% 3.4% 3.3% 3.93%
2014-07-16 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2014-08-20 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 3.2% 3.3% 3.3% 4.12%
2014-09-17 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Aug 2014 3.2% 4.16%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.20 3.30 23.90 -2.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 110.30 110.20 110.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 129.00 128.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 127.50 128.10 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 131.80 131.10 132.10 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.10 3.50 5.67 1.97 Percent [+]





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