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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.1 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, compared to a 1.6 percent gain in June and market estimates of a 1.2 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation figure since March 2015 as prices of food eased while cost of transport declined further and cost of housing & utilities were steady. Core consumer prices rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in July, slowing slightly from a 2.1 percent increase in June. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after gaining 0.2 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
1.10 1.60 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-15 04:00 AM May 2.0% 2.1% 2% 2.2%
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 1.1% 1.3%
2016-10-19 04:00 AM Sep 1.7%
2016-11-23 04:00 AM Oct 2.3%

Malaysia Inflation Rate at 16-Month Low


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.1 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, compared to a 1.6 percent gain in June and market estimates of a 1.2 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation figure since March 2015 as prices of food eased while cost of transport declined further and cost of housing & utilities were steady.

Year-on-year, prices moderated for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.8 percent in July from +4.2 percent in June); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+19.9 percent from +21.9 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+1.5 percent from +1.7 percent) and restaurants & hotels (+2.1 percent from +2.2 percent). Prices rose at a faster pace for: recreation services & culture (+1.7 percent from +1.4 percent), education (+2.2 percent from +2.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+2.4 percent from +2.3 percent). In contrast, cost declined for clothing & footwear (-0.6 percent from -0.6 percent), transport (-9.9 percent from -8.5 percent) and communication (-2.3 percent from -2.2 percent). Prices were steady for housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.4 percent) and health (+2.0 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+3.9 percent in July from +4.4 percent in June); food at home (+4.2 percent from +4.9 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+0.7 percent from +0.8 percent); meat (+2.2 percent from +0.3 percent); fish & seafood (+7.0 percent from +2.2 percent); milk & eggs (+1.2 percent from +2.2 percent), oils & fats (+0.4 percent from +0.1 percent), fruits (+4.5 percent from +5.6 percent); vegetables (+6.3 percent from +12.5 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (+1.9 percent from +1.7 percent); food products (+5.8 percent from +5.8 percent), food away from home (+3.1 percent from +3.6 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent from +0.7 percent). 

Core consumer prices rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in July, slowing slightly from a 2.1 percent increase in June.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, after gaining 0.2 percent in a month earlier. Prices were higher for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+0.2 percent), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+0.1 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.3 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.2 percent), health (+0.1 percent), transport (+1.5 percent), education (+0.2 percent) recreation services & culture (+0.5 percent) and misecellaneous goods & services (+0.4 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressures came from clothing & footwear (-0.2 percent). Prices remained unchanged for communication.

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
8/24/2016 5:34:12 AM

Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.10 1.60 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 115.10 114.80 115.10 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 110.00 110.00 111.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 99.90 99.50 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 107.90 106.90 133.60 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.80 4.20 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.20 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 101.70 100.20 116.70 97.10 Index Points [+]




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