Food prices in Malaysia increased by 1.5 percent year-on-year in October of 2020, following a 1.4 percent growth in a month earlier. It was the highest food inflation rate since June, as cost rose at a faster pace for: fish & seafood (1.6% vs 0.6% in September), oils & fats (1.9% vs 1.7%), fruits (2.3% vs 1.8%). Meantime, cost continued to increase for food products n.e.c. (2.6% vs 2.7%), vegetables (4.2% vs 5.1%), rice, bread & other cereals (0.8% vs 0.8%), and food away from home (1.8% vs 1.9%). On the other hand, cost fell further for both sugar, jam, honey (-0.7% vs -0.7%) and milk, cheese & eggs (-2.7% vs -2.5%). source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Food Inflation in Malaysia averaged 3.62 percent from 2011 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5.67 percent in October of 2011 and a record low of 0.70 percent in December of 2018. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malaysia Food Inflation - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malaysia Food Inflation - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2020.

Food Inflation in Malaysia is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Food Inflation in Malaysia to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Food Inflation is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2021 and 4.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Food Inflation

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.40 5.67 0.40 2011 - 2020 percent Monthly
2010=100

Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -1.50 -1.40 23.90 -2.90 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 120.20 120.10 122.40 24.30 points [+]
GDP Deflator 104.00 103.00 106.00 65.00 points [+]
Producer Prices 101.30 101.20 115.37 66.83 points [+]
Import Prices 112.60 113.40 120.70 85.30 points [+]
Food Inflation 1.50 1.40 5.67 0.40 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.60 -3.90 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.00 3.94 -2.70 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 1.00 3.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 110.50 109.70 117.10 92.50 points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 118.10 118.10 122.60 99.40 points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.10 103.20 120.80 90.00 points [+]