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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 2.10 percent in May of 2015. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.68 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.

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Malaysia Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.10 1.80 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, July 2, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-22 05:00 AM Mar 0.9% 0.1% 0.9% 0.7%
2015-05-22 05:00 AM Apr 1.8% 0.9% 2.1% 1.9%
2015-06-19 05:00 AM May 2.1% 1.8% 2% 1.9%
2015-07-15 05:00 AM Jun 2.1% 0.67%
2015-08-19 05:00 AM Jul 0.52%
2015-09-23 05:00 AM Aug 0.39%


Malaysia Inflation Rate at 5-Month High


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in May of 2015, up from 1.8 percent in April and slightly above market consensus. It is the fastest inflation since December 2014, mainly due to an increase in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages; housing and utilities and furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance.

Year-on-year, prices increased for: food & non-alcoholic beverages  (+3.5 percent in May from +3.1 percent in April); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.6 percent from +2.3 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (+2.6 percent from +2.3 percent); clothing and footwear (+0.9 percent from +0.7 percent); communication (+2.6 percent from +2.3 percent); recreation & culture (+1.6 percent from +1.5 percent); restaurants and hotels (+4.5 percent from +4.3 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+4.4 percent from +4.1 percent). In contrast, cost of transport declined by 4.7 percent, following a 4.8 percent drop in the preceding month. 

While cost of education remained unchanged (+5.0 percent), prices moderated for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+11.3 percent from +13.0 percent) and education (+2.5 percent from +2.6 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food at home (+3.4 percent in May from +2.7 percent in April), meat (+3.4 percent from +2.8 percent); fish & seafood (+3.5 percent from +2.3 percent); oils & fats (+0.7 percent from +0.6 percent); fruits (+2.7 percent from +1.5 percent); vegetables (+5.3 percent from +2.3 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionery (+2.1 percent from +2.0 percent) and coffee, tea & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.5 percent from +2.3 percent). While prices moderated for milk & eggs (+5.9 percent from +7.1 percent), cost remained unchanged for rice, bread & other cereals (+1.9 percent); food products (+4.7 percent) and food away from home (+3.7 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices accelerated 0.4 percent, slowing from 0.9 percent rise in the preceding month. Price increases were reported for most categories except alcoholic beverages & tobacco and education. Food & non-alcoholic beverages Alcoholic beverages rose to 0.4 percent in May, followed by clothing and footwear (+0.1 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.7 percent);  furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.4 percent); health (+0.3 percent); transport (+0.2 percent); communication (+0.1 percent); recreation & services (+0.2 percent); restaurants and hotels (+0.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+0.3 percent). In contrast, cost of alcoholic beverages & tobacco declined by 1.5 percent and prices of education dropped by 0.1 percent.
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Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/19/2015 10:29:36 AM


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Published on 2015-04-22

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Published on 2015-03-20

Malaysia Inflation Lowest Since December 2009
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Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.10 1.80 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 112.30 111.90 112.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 109.00 109.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.40 104.80 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 130.10 129.90 133.00 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.50 3.10 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.90 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Mar/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.47 May/15 8.17 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.90 May/15 0.80 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.20 May/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/15 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 May/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Jun/15 0.70 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.01 May/15 4.87 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Jun/15 0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.50 May/15 0.60 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.88 May/15 3.06 179.73 2.88 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 May/15 0.60 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.80 May/15 16.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.10 Jun/15 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.20 May/15 -1.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 8.09 May/15 7.91 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 May/15 -0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.00 May/15 -0.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]