Malaysia Inflation July 2016


Inflation decelerates to 16-month low in July

In July, consumer prices rose 0.26% over the previous month, which was slightly up from the 0.17% increase in June. Of the twelve main categories that comprise the index, nine increased, one declined and two remained unchanged. The transport and recreation services and culture categories saw the largest price increases in July.

Inflation fell from 1.6% in June to 1.1% in July, which marked the lowest reading in 16 months and came in below market expectations of a 1.6% rise. Annual average inflation in July was 2.5%, just under June’s 2.7%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.3% in 2016, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s projection. For 2017, the panel sees inflation rising to 2.7%.

Author:, Economist

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Malaysia Inflation July 2016

Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia (DSM).

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