Malaysia Inflation Rate  1973-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 4.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, compared to a 3.2 percent increase in January and above markets expectations of a 4.1 percent rise. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2008. Core consumer prices went up 2.5 percent year-on-year, following a 2.3 percent gain in the prior month and marking the highest figure in eleven months. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 3.9 percent in February, much faster than a 1.1 percent rise in a month earlier. It was the highest figure since June 2008. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.63 percent from 1973 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-18 04:00 AM Dec 1.8% 1.8% 1.9% 1.9%
2017-02-22 04:00 AM Jan 3.2% 1.8% 2.8% 2.2%
2017-03-24 04:00 AM Feb 4.5% 3.2% 4.1% 3.6%
2017-04-19 04:00 AM Mar 4.5% 4.1%
2017-05-17 04:00 AM Apr 3.8%
2017-06-21 04:00 AM May 3.8%




Malaysia Inflation Rate At Over 8-Year High Of 4.5% In February


Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 4.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, compared to a 3.2 percent increase in January and above markets expectations of a 4.1 percent rise. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2008, driven by faster rises in prices of food and non alcoholic beverages and housing and utilities while cost of transport surged.

Year-on-year, upward prices pressure came from: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent from 4.0 percent in January); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.2 percent from 0.2 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (2.2 percent from 1.9 percent); furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance (1.5 percent from 1.5 percent), health (2.4 percent from 2.5 percent), transport (17.9 percent from 8.3 percent), recreation services & culture (3.1 percent from 3.3 percent), education (1.7 percent from 2.0 percent), restaurants & hotels (2.3 percent from 2.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.4 percent from 1.4 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure came from: clothing and footwear (-0.2 percent from -0.7 percent) and communication (-0.3 percent from -0.2 percent).

Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for all categories: food (4.5 percent from 4.1 percent); food at home (4.8 percent from 4.4 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (0.8 percent from 0.8 percent); meat (4.6 percent from 2.0 percent); fish & seafood (4.5 percent from 6.1 percent); milk & eggs (0.2 percent from 0.5 percent), oils & fats (38.3 percent from 37.9 percent), fruits (3.4 percent from 2.1 percent); vegetables (9.5 percent from 7.8 percent); sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionary (0.4 percent from 0.4 percent); food products (5.3 percent from 5.4 percent), food away from home (4.1 percent from 3.6 percent). Meanwhile, prices of coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.2 percent (compared to a flat reading in January 2017). 

Core consumer prices went up 2.5 percent year-on-year, following a 2.3 percent gain in the prior month and marking the highest figure in eleven months.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 1.3 percent in February, faster than a 1.1 percent rise in a month earlier. Prices rose for: food & non-alcoholic beverages & tobacco ( 1.2 percent); clothing and footwear (0.2 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (0.4 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance ( 0.4 percent), health (0.3 percent), transport (5.5 percent), recreation services & culture (0.4 percent), restaurants & hotels ( 0.6 percent) and  miscellaneous goods and services (1.4 percent). In contrast, cost fell forcommunication (-0.1 percent) and education (-0.2 percent). Cost was flat for alcoholic beverages & tobacco.

Statistics Malaysia l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/24/2017 4:39:16 AM



Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.50 3.20 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 119.70 118.20 119.70 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 113.00 111.00 113.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.60 107.50 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 115.20 114.00 115.20 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.30 4.00 5.67 1.97 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.30 1.10 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 10.20 6.50 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.50 2.30 3.60 2.00 percent [+]
Export Prices 112.10 110.70 115.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 119.70 113.50 119.70 97.10 Index Points [+]



Malaysia Inflation Rate Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 3.20 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



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