Malaysia Inflation


Inflation continues to fall in July

In July, consumer prices remained stable over the previous month, which was below the 0.1% rise recorded in June. The result mainly reflected how a rise in prices for transport as well as for clothing and footwear were completely compensated by lower prices in the remaining categories. As a result, annual inflation continued to moderate and fell to 1.4% in July, which was below market expectations that had inflation remaining unchanged at June's 1.6%. In fact, the July print represents the lowest reading since March 2010. Accordingly, annual average inflation inched down from 2.6% in June to 2.5%.

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Malaysia Inflation July 2012

Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and FocusEconomics calculations.

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