Malaysia Economic Outlook
February 19, 2019The Malaysian economy accelerated in the final quarter of last year. The national accounts reading came on the back of strong growth in private consumption, which nonetheless moderated slightly from the previous quarter, and an improved performance from the external sector. Private consumption benefited from weak inflationary pressures amid strong income growth. On the external front, exports rebounded and, with growth in imports soft, net exports provided a strong and positive impulse to the economy. Looking at the start of the new year, the manufacturing PMI remained entrenched in contractionary territory for the fourth consecutive month in January, although the index did improve somewhat from the prior month
Malaysia Economic GrowthFirm domestic demand should keep the economy on a robust growth path in 2019, although private consumption is seen moderating after last year’s stellar performance. An economic slowdown in China and a possible flare up in the U.S.-China trade spat, as well as financial-market volatility, are the main downside risks to the economy. Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect the economy to grow 4.5% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast, and 4.5% again in 2020.
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|Bond Yield||3.90||0.15 %||Feb 19|
|Exchange Rate||4.08||0.0 %||Feb 19|
|Stock Market||1,707||-0.29 %||Feb 19|
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Malaysia Economic News
February 14, 2019
The Malaysian economy accelerated in the final quarter of 2018, posting growth of 4.7% over the same quarter a year earlier (Q3: +4.4% year-on-year).
February 11, 2019
Industrial output grew 3.4% over the same month a year earlier from a revised 2.6% expansion in November (previously reported: +2.5% year-on-year), December’s increase also above market expectations of a softer acceleration.
January 30, 2019
In USD terms, exports grew 2.3% over the same month a year earlier in December.
January 24, 2019
In December consumer prices rose 0.08% over the previous month, down from November’s 0.25% increase.
January 24, 2019
At its 24 January meeting, the Monetary Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia left the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25%, where it has been since January last year.