Malaysia's annual inflation rate edged up to 1.0 percent in December 2019 from a six-month low of 0.9 percent in November and matching market estimates, driven by rising food prices. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.2 percent in December, after a 0.1 percent gain in November. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.51 percent from 1973 until 2019, 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. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Inflation Rate in Malaysia is expected to be 1.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Malaysia to stand at 1.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Malaysia Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 0.90 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2019 percent Monthly
2010=100



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-23 04:00 AM Sep 1.1% 1.5% 1.4% 1.4%
2019-11-20 04:00 AM Oct 1.1% 1.1% 1% 1.1%
2019-12-20 04:00 AM Nov 0.9% 1.1% 1.2% 1.0%
2020-01-22 04:00 AM Dec 1.0% 0.9% 1% 1.0%
2020-02-21 04:00 AM Jan 1.0% 1.5%


News Stream
2019-12-20
Malaysia Inflation Rate Below Forecasts in November
Malaysia's annual inflation rate unexpectedly fell to 0.9 percent in November of 2019 from 1.1 percent in the previous month and less than market estimates of 1.2 percent. This was the lowest inflation rate since May, as food prices rose the least in six months while cost of transports fell further. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.1 percent in November, compared to a 0.2 percent in October.

2019-11-20
Malaysia Inflation Rate Unchanged at 4-Month Low
Malaysia's annual inflation rate was at 1.1 percent in October of 2019, unchanged from September's four-month low and compared to market expectations of 1.0 percent. Housing inflation was steady, while food inflation was at 5-month low and transport cost fell further. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.2 percent in October, compared to a flat reading in September.

2019-10-23
Malaysia Inflation Rate Slows to 4-Month Low in September
Malaysia's annual inflation rate fell to 1.1 percent in September 2019 from 1.5 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.4 percent. This was the lowest inflation rate since May, as food prices rose the least in four months, housing inflation eased and transport cost fell further. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat in September, after a 0.2 percent gain in August.

2019-09-25
Malaysia August Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5%
Malaysia's annual inflation rate edged up to 1.5 percent in August 2019 from 1.4 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Food inflation accelerated to a 16-month high while housing & utilities prices slowed.

2019-08-14
Malaysia Inflation Rate Eases to 1.4% in July
Malaysia's annual inflation rate edged down to 1.4 percent in July 2019 from a 13-month high of 1.5 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.5 percent. Housing & utilities inflation slowed while transport prices continued to drop.

2019-07-24
Malaysia Inflation Rate Rises to 13-Month High
Malaysia's annual inflation rate rose to 1.5 percent in June 2019 from 0.2 percent in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 1.6 percent. That was the highest rate since May 2018, as the effects of tax policy changes introduced last year faded. Food and housing & utilities prices rose faster while transport cost dropped less than in a month earlier. Core consumer prices, which exclude most volatile items of fresh food as well as administered prices of goods and services, rose 1.9 percent in June, the most since January last year and compared to a 0.4 percent gain in May. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat in June, following a 0.2 percent rise in May.


Malaysia Inflation Rate
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.

Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.00 0.90 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 122.30 122.10 122.30 24.30 points [+]
GDP Deflator 105.00 105.00 105.00 65.00 points [+]
Producer Prices 106.50 105.10 115.37 66.83 points [+]
Import Prices 117.20 117.10 120.70 85.30 points [+]
Food Inflation 1.70 1.50 5.67 0.40 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.20 -2.90 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.10 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.40 1.40 3.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 115.50 116.20 116.30 92.50 points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 122.20 122.20 122.20 99.40 points [+]
CPI Transportation 114.90 114.80 120.40 97.10 points [+]