In January, consumer prices rose 0.3% over the previous month, which overshot the 0.1% increase observed in December and, in fact, represented the strongest rise since June. The monthly price increase was mainly driven by higher prices for education as well as for food and non-alcoholic beverages, which were partially offset by lower prices for clothing and footwear. That said, consumer prices in January were distorted by the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays. Annual inflation continued to moderate and fell to 2.7% in January, which was below the 3.0% seen in December but in line with market expectations. However, annual average inflation remained unchanged at December's 3.2%.
Inflation continues to moderate at the outset of 2012
February 22, 2012
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Malaysia Economic News
October 12, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.9% in August from the same month last year.
October 7, 2016
Exports in USD terms rose 3.3% annually in August, which was a sharp improvement over July’s 8.9% contraction (previously reported: -8.7% year-on-year).
September 23, 2016
In August, consumer prices rose 0.43% over the previous month, which was slightly up from the 0.26% increase registered in July, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
September 16, 2016
The ringgit has had a tumultuous week as a combination of factors, both domestic and external, have impacted the currency.
September 10, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.1% in July over the same month last year.