In July, consumer prices increased 0.2% over the previous month, which was a notch below the 0.3% rise tallied in the previous month. The monthly price increase was mainly driven by higher prices in the restaurants and hotels category as well for food and non-alcoholic beverages, which were partially offset by lower transport prices. Annual inflation inched down from 3.5% in June to 3.4% in July, which was below market expectations of a 3.6% increase. Despite the weaker print, annual average inflation maintained the positive trend in place since June 2010, stepping up from 2.5% in June to 2.7% in July.
Inflation moderates in July
August 17, 2011
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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.