Malaysia's consumer price inflation rose to 0.6 percent year-on-year in October of 2018 from 0.3 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since July, due to a jump in prices of food and a faster rise in cost of transport while housing inflation was steady. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, after a 0.4 percent rise in the preceding month and marking the fourth straight monthly increase. Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.59 percent from 1973 until 2018, 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 expected to be 1.90 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 1.70 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-24 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.9% 0.8% 0.9% 1.2%
2018-09-19 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.9% 0.4% 1.5%
2018-10-26 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.3% 0.2% 0.8% 0.3%
2018-11-23 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.6% 0.3% 0.6% 1.5%
2018-12-19 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.6% 0.6% 0.8%
2019-01-23 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.90%
2019-02-22 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY



Malaysia Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 0.6% in October



Malaysia's consumer price inflation rose to 0.6 percent year-on-year in October of 2018 from 0.3 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since July, due to a jump in prices of food and a faster rise in cost of transport while housing inflation was steady.

Year-on-year, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages increased by 1.2 percent, much stronger than a 0.5 percent rise in September. It marked the highest food inflation in five months, mainly driven by prices of vegetables (3 percent vs -1.2 percent in September); fish & seafood (0.8 percent vs 0.4 percent); and food away from home (2.7 percent vs 2.6 percent).

Also, cost advanced faster for: restaurants and hotels (1.2 percent vs 1.1 percent); and transport (0.8 percent vs 0.3 percent), while inflation was steady for housing, water, electricity, gas, & other fuels (at 2.1 percent); and education (at 1.1 percent). Meantime, cost continued to fall for: recreation services & culture (-0.2 percent vs -0.2 percent); health (-0.2 percent vs -0.2 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (-0.3 percent vs -0.8 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-0.8 percent vs -0.9 percent); communication (-1.5 percent vs -1.6 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (-2.8 percent vs -3 percent); and clothing and footwear (-3.1 percent vs -3.2 percent).

Core consumer prices went up 0.4 percent year-on-year in October, compared to a 0.3 percent gain in a month earlier and hitting the second straight month of gain.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, after a 0.4 percent rise in the preceding month and marking the fourth straight monthly increase.


Statistics Malaysia l Rida | rida@tradingeconomics.com
11/23/2018 4:58:45 AM



Malaysia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.60 0.30 23.90 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 120.70 120.50 121.30 24.30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 116.00 116.00 116.00 71.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 108.20 107.90 115.37 66.83 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 120.70 120.20 120.70 85.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.20 0.50 5.67 0.40 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.70 -0.20 22.50 -18.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.40 3.94 -1.52 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.40 0.30 3.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 116.30 116.00 116.30 92.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 119.80 119.80 119.80 99.40 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 117.50 117.20 120.40 97.10 Index Points [+]


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. 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.30 23.90 -2.40 1973 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.00 Nov/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.05 Nov/18
Canada 2.40 Oct/18
China 2.20 Nov/18
Euro Area 2.00 Nov/18
France 1.90 Nov/18
Germany 2.30 Nov/18
India 2.33 Nov/18
Indonesia 3.23 Nov/18
Italy 1.60 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Oct/18
Mexico 4.72 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.00 Nov/18
Russia 3.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 0.70 Oct/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
South Korea 2.00 Nov/18
Spain 1.70 Nov/18
Switzerland 0.90 Nov/18
Turkey 21.62 Nov/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.20 Nov/18


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