Inflation in Malaysia

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Malaysia - Inflation (end of period)

Inflation edges up in April

The consumer price index was flat in April, contrasting the 0.33% month-on-month drop in prices recorded in the prior month. The print reflected lower prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages that were offset by higher prices for health, clothing and footwear, and restaurants and hotels.

Inflation inched up from 1.3% in March to 1.4% in April but missed markets expectations of a stronger 1.6% reading. The result was driven by a pick-up in prices for transport, restaurants and hotels, health and recreation services and culture. Annual average inflation came in at 3.0% (March: 3.2%), while core inflation—which excludes fresh food and administered prices of goods and services—eased in April, falling to 1.5% from 1.7% in March.


Malaysia Inflation Forecast


Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.7% in 2018, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s projection. For 2019, the panel sees inflation averaging 2.8%.

Malaysia - Inflation (eop) Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)3.2  2.7  2.7  1.7  3.5  

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Malaysia Inflation (eop) Chart


Malaysia Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and Met the why particular calculations.

Malaysia Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield4.230.15 %Jun 14
Exchange Rate3.990.0 %Jun 14
Stock Market1,762-0.29 %Jun 14

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