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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 3.30 percent in August 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.

   
 
 

Malaysia Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.20 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 Friday, September 19, 2014.


Malaysia Inflation Rate Up to 3.3% in August


Malaysian annual inflation rate edged up to 3.3 percent in August from 3.2 percent in July. The data came above market expectations, mainly driven by higher food prices.

Food prices increased 3.3 percent year-on-year in August. Non-food cost also increased 3.3 percent, driven by prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+ 11.6 percent); transport (+ 5.5 percent); restaurants and hotels (+ 5.1 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (+ 3.4 percent). These four groups of goods and services contributed 61.3 percent to the increase in the CPI for the month of August.

When compared with the previous month, the CPI increased by 0.2 percent in August. Increases were recorded for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+ 0.6 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (+ 0.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (+ 0.3 percent); health; education and miscellaneous goods and services by 0.2 percent respectively; food and non-alcoholic beverages and transport by 0.1 percent respectively. On the other hand, the index for communication decreased by 0.1 percent. The indices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear and recreation services and culture remained unchanged.

Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/17/2014 10:44:00 AM


Recent Releases

Malaysia Inflation Rate Below Expectations in July
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Malaysia Inflation Rises to 3.3% in June
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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.16%
2014-10-15 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 3.3% 2.95%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.30 3.20 23.90 -2.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.50 110.30 110.50 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 3.31 3.10 5.67 1.97 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.18 0.09 3.94 -1.52 Percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Jun/14 2.90 23.90 -1.30 Percent [+]
Brazil 6.51 Aug/14 6.50 6821.31 1.65 Percent [+]
Canada 2.10 Aug/14 2.10 21.60 -17.80 Percent [+]
China 2.00 Aug/14 2.30 28.40 -2.20 Percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Aug/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 Percent [+]
France 0.40 Aug/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 Percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Aug/14 0.85 11.54 -7.62 Percent [+]
India 7.80 Aug/14 7.96 11.16 7.31 Percent [+]
Indonesia 3.99 Aug/14 4.53 82.40 -1.17 Percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Aug/14 0.09 25.64 -2.44 Percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 25.00 -2.52 Percent [+]
Mexico 4.15 Aug/14 4.07 179.73 2.91 Percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Aug/14 0.89 11.19 -1.30 Percent [+]
Russia 7.60 Aug/14 7.50 2333.30 3.60 Percent [+]
South Korea 1.40 Aug/14 1.60 32.50 0.20 Percent [+]
Spain -0.50 Aug/14 -0.34 28.43 -1.37 Percent [+]
Switzerland 0.10 Aug/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.54 Aug/14 9.32 138.71 -4.01 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.50 Aug/14 1.60 8.50 0.50 Percent [+]
United States 1.70 Aug/14 2.00 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]





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