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).

Malaysia Inflation Rises in November


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