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

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, slowing from a 2.6 percent increase in March and slightly below market estimates of a 2.2 percent rise. It is the lowest inflation figure since May 2015 as prices moderated for most categories while cost of clothing & footwear, transport and communication fell. Core consumer priced rose by 2.3 percent year-on-year in April, slowing from 3.6 percent in the preceding month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, after declining 0.6 percent in March. It is the highest inflation figure since December. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.66 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
2.10 2.60 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-25 04:00 AM Feb 4.2% 3.5% 4% 3.4%
2016-04-20 04:00 AM Mar 2.6% 4.2% 3.6% 3.7%
2016-05-20 04:00 AM Apr 2.1% 2.6% 2.2% 2.2%
2016-06-15 04:00 AM May 2.1% 2.7%
2016-07-20 04:00 AM Jun 2.5%
2016-08-24 04:00 AM Jul 2.6%

Malaysia Inflation Rate at 12-Month Low


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, slowing from a 2.6 percent increase in March and slightly below market estimates of a 2.2 percent rise. It is the lowest inflation figure since May 2015 as prices moderated for most categories while cost of clothing & footwear, transport and communication fell.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a slower pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (+4.2 percent in April from +5.0 percent in March), followed by alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+20.1 percent from +22.7 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.6 percent from +3.1 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+2.6 percent from +4.7 percent); health (+2.2 percent from +4.2 percent); recration services & culture (+1.6 percent from +2.6 percent), education (+2.1 percent from +2.6 percent);  restaurants & hotels (+2.7 percent from +4.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+2.6 percent from +5.1 percent). In contrast, cost declined for clothing & footwear (-0.7 percent after remaining unchanged in March), transport (-5.5 percent from -8.2 percent) and communication (-2.1 percent from +0.9 percent). 

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+4.4 percent in April from +5.1 percent in March); food at home (+4.6 percent from +5.1 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+0.9 percent from +1.8 percent); meat (+0.5 percent from +1.8 percent); fish & seafood (+8.4 percent from +9.3 percent); milk & eggs (+0.1 percent from +0.8 percent), oils & fats (+0.4 percent from +1.0 percent), fruits (+7.3 percent from +6.2 percent); vegetables (+12.5 percent from +11.6 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (+2.1 percent from +3.5 percent); food products (+4.9 percent from +6.7 percent) and food away from home (+3.9 percent from +4.8 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+1.0 percent from +3.3 percent). 

Core consumer priced rose by 2.3 percent year-on-year in April, slowing from 3.6 percent in the preceding month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, after declining 0.6 percent in March. It is the highest inflation figure since December as upward prices pressure came from: clothing & footwear (+0.1 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.1 percent), transport (+3.3 percent), education (+0.1 percent) and restaurants & hotels (+0.1 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure was seen for: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (-0.1 percent) and health (-0.1 percent). Prices remained unchanged for: food & non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages & tobacco, communication, recreation services & culture and miscellaneous goods & services.

Statistics Malaysia l Rida | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/20/2016 5:41:47 AM

Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.10 2.60 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 114.30 113.80 114.80 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 110.00 109.00 111.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 99.70 99.60 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 107.10 107.80 133.60 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.20 4.20 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.00 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.30 97.10 116.70 97.10 Index Points [+]




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