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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 3 percent in November 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.

      Forecast    
Malaysia Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 2.80 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 Sunday, December 21, 2014.


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.

Year-on-year, food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 2.9 percent due to increase in food away from home (4.0 percent) and food at home (+ 2.5 percent). Alcohol and tobacco also rose 10.5 percent, followed by transports (5.0 percent), and cost of housing, water, electricity and gas (3.5 percent).

When compared with the previous month, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent, the same rate as in October. Increases were recorded for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (10.3 percent); housing, water, electricity and gas (0.7 percent ) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.3 percent). On the other hand, decreases were recorded for transport (-0.2 percent).

Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Carolina Cunha |carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
12/17/2014 11:30:16 AM


Recent Releases

Malaysia Inflation Rate Edges Up in October
Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated to 2.8 percent in October of 2014 from 2.6 percent in September, driven by higher food, transport and housing prices. Published on 2014-11-21

Malaysia Inflation Rate Down to 12-Month Low
Malaysian annual inflation rate decelerated sharply to 2.6 percent in September of 2014 from 3.3 percent in August. It is the lowest rate in a year mainly due to a slowdown in transport cost. Published on 2014-10-17


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-17 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep
2.6% 3.3% 2.6% 3.2%
2014-11-21 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct
2.8% 2.6% 3.1% 2.4%
2014-12-17 08:55 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
3% 2.8% 2.7% 2.9%
2015-01-21 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
3%
2015-02-18 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
2015-03-18 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.00 2.80 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 111.90 111.30 111.90 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 127.00 128.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 124.90 126.20 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 130.10 130.20 133.00 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.90 2.80 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.50 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.56 Nov/14 6.59 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.00 Nov/14 2.40 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Nov/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.30 Nov/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Nov/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.57 Nov/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.38 Nov/14 5.52 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.23 Nov/14 4.83 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.19 Nov/14 0.10 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.90 Oct/14 3.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.17 Nov/14 4.30 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Nov/14 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 9.10 Nov/14 8.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.00 Nov/14 1.20 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Nov/14 -0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.10 Nov/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 9.15 Nov/14 8.96 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Nov/14 1.30 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.30 Nov/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]