Malaysia's leading economic index rose by 4.0% mom in September 2021, the most since May 2020, after a 1.1% gain a month earlier. The latest reading also pointed to the second straight month of increase in the index, buoyed by a faster economic recovery from the pandemic following a surge in vaccination rates and further relaxation of lockdown measures. Contribution to the index mainly came from real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (1.6% vs 0.2% in August), real imports of semiconductors (1.1% vs 0.1%), the number of new companies registered (1.0% vs -0.1%), the number of housing units approved (0.5% vs -0.8%), and real money supply, M1 (0.2% vs 0.2%). On a yearly basis, the index went up 0.6% after falling 2.3% in August. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, increased 3.9% mom following a 4.2% growth in August. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia averaged 0.18 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4.90 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -5 percent in March of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia is expected to be 1.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Malaysia to stand at 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Leading Economic Index


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-22 04:00 AM Aug 1.1% -0.6% -2.5%
2021-11-25 04:00 AM Sep 4.0% 1.1% 3.5%
2021-12-24 04:00 AM Oct 4.0%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom 3.70 2.40 percent Sep/21
Industrial Production 2.50 -0.70 percent Sep/21
Manufacturing Production 0.60 -6.50 percent Aug/21
Changes in Inventories 879.00 15800.00 MYR Million Sep/21
Car Production 32556.00 12897.00 Units Sep/21
Leading Economic Index 4.00 1.10 percent Sep/21
Coincident Index 112.40 108.20 points Sep/21
Cement Production 1378.00 1381.00 Thousands of Tonnes Sep/21
Mining Production -4.20 0.60 percent Aug/21

News Stream
Malaysia Leading Index Rises to 16-Month High
Malaysia's leading economic index rose by 4.0% mom in September 2021, the most since May 2020, after a 1.1% gain a month earlier. The latest reading also pointed to the second straight month of increase in the index, buoyed by a faster economic recovery from the pandemic following a surge in vaccination rates and further relaxation of lockdown measures. Contribution to the index mainly came from real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (1.6% vs 0.2% in August), real imports of semiconductors (1.1% vs 0.1%), the number of new companies registered (1.0% vs -0.1%), the number of housing units approved (0.5% vs -0.8%), and real money supply, M1 (0.2% vs 0.2%). On a yearly basis, the index went up 0.6% after falling 2.3% in August. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, increased 3.9% mom following a 4.2% growth in August.
2021-11-25
Malaysia Leading Index Rises for 1st Time in 5 Months
Malaysia's leading economic index rose by 1.1 percent month-over-month in August of 2021, after a 0.6 percent drop a month earlier. The latest reading pointed to the first rise in the index since March, as the economy gradually recovered from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Five of seven components of the index advanced: expected sales value, manufacturing (1.3 percent vs 0.5 percent in July); real money supply, M1 (0.2 percent vs 0.4 percent); Bursa Malaysia Index (0.2 percent vs -0.3 percent); real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (0.2 percent vs -1.3 percent); and real imports of semiconductors (0.1 percent vs -0.6 percent). On a yearly basis, the index dropped 2.3 percent, after a 4.0 percent fall in July. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, went up by 4.2 percent month-on-month, after retreating 2.5 percent in July.
2021-10-22
Malaysia Leading Index Falls the Least in 4 Months
Malaysia's leading economic index declined by 0.6 percent month-over-month in July 2021, after a revised 2.9 percent drop a month earlier. This was the fourth straight month of negative reading but the least in the sequence, amid ongoing COVID-19 disruptions, with four of seven components of the index falling: real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (-1.3 percent vs -0.1 percent); real imports of semiconductors (-0.6 percent vs -0.4 percent); numbers of new companies registered (-0.3 percent vs -0.8 percent); Bursa Malaysia Index (-0.3 percent vs -0.6 percent). On a yearly basis, the index tumbled 4 percent, after a 0.5 percent gain in June. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, declined by 2.5 percent month-on-month, after plunging 6.3 percent in June.
2021-09-24

Malaysia Leading Economic Index
In Malaysia, the Leading Index provides early signal on the direction in which the economy is going. It is calculated based on real money supply M1, Bursa Malaysia industrial index, real total traded (eight major trading partners: Japan, USA, Germany, UK, Singapore, Thailand, China, Canada), CPI for services (inverted), industrial material price index, ratio of price to unit labor cost (manufacturing), number of housing permits approved, number of new companies registered, trend adjustment factor. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2005.