Inflation in Malaysia
Malaysia - Inflation (end of period)
Inflation moderates in August
Consumer prices increased 0.17% month-on-month in August, matching July’s print. The figure reflected higher prices for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; transport; and recreation services and culture.
Inflation eased to 0.2% in August from July’s 0.9%. Annual average inflation came in at 2.1%, down from July’s 2.4% reading, while core prices—which exclude certain types of fresh food and administered prices of goods and services—fell 0.2% in August on an annual basis, matching July’s print.
Malaysia Inflation Forecast
Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 1.4% in 2018, down 0.3 percentage points from the previous month’s projection. This downward revision reflects the new government’s decision to reduce the goods and services tax (GST) to 0% effective 1 June. For 2019, the panel sees inflation averaging 2.2%, down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast.
Malaysia - Inflation (eop) Data
|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
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||4.13||0.15 %||Oct 16|
|Exchange Rate||4.15||0.0 %||Oct 16|
|Stock Market||1,737||-0.29 %||Oct 16|
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October 11, 2018
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October 5, 2018
Export growth moderated sharply in August to 4.4% year-on-year in USD value terms, down from July’s 15.9% expansion.
October 1, 2018
The manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), produced by Nikkei and IHS Markit, increased to 51.5 in September from 51.2 in August.
September 19, 2018
Consumer prices increased 0.17% month-on-month in August, matching July’s print.
September 7, 2018
Industrial output expanded 2.6% year-on-year in July, up from 1.1% in June.