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%.
Inflation continues to fall in July
August 15, 2012
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Malaysia Inflation Chart
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and FocusEconomics calculations.
Malaysia Economic News
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September 10, 2016
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