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

The inflation rate in Malaysia was recorded at 2.60 percent in September 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
2.60 3.30 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, October 24, 2014.


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.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages prices increased 3.2 percent year-on-year in September, compared with a 3.3 increase in August.

Non-food prices increased 2.3 percent in September, slowing from a 3.3 percent rise in August. Transport cost rose at a slower 0.5 percent in September, down from a 5.5 percent increase in August and restaurant and hotels prices also decelerated to 4.8 percent in September from 5.1 percent in August. Cost of housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels increased 3.4 percent in September (same as August), while alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices increased 14.8 percent in September, following an 11.6 percent rise in August.

On a monthly basis, inflation rate was 0.2 percent in September, the same value registered in August. Both food and non-food prices also increased 0.2 percent month-on month in September. Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels prices were flat after an increase of 0.6 percent in the previous month and transport prices decreased 0.2 percent in September following a 0.1 percent increase in August.

Department of Statistics, Malaysia | Ricardo Martins | ricardo.martins@tradingeconomics.com
10/17/2014 11:48:51 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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%
2014-10-17 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 2.6% 3.3% 2.6% 3.2%
2014-11-19 10:00 AM Malaysia
Inflation Rate YoY
Oct 2014 2.6% 4.25%


Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.60 3.30 23.90 -2.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.70 110.50 110.70 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 128.00 129.00 129.00 83.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 126.00 127.10 130.90 78.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 132.80 131.80 132.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.20 3.31 5.67 1.97 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.18 3.94 -1.52 Percent [+]