Inflation in Malaysia
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
|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||4.23||0.15 %||Jun 14|
|Exchange Rate||3.99||0.0 %||Jun 14|
|Stock Market||1,762||-0.29 %||Jun 14|
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June 5, 2018
The external sector performed well at the start of the second quarter, with year-on-year growth in exports jumping from 16.1% in March to 29.7% in April.
June 4, 2018
Data suggests a cooling of manufacturing activity in the second quarter of the year, with the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropping for the fourth consecutive month in May.
May 23, 2018
The consumer price index was flat in April, contrasting the 0.33% month-on-month drop in prices recorded in the prior month.
May 18, 2018
Malaysian exports picked up steam in March, growing 16.1% over a year ago (February: +12.0% year-on-year).
May 17, 2018
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