Malaysia Inflation


Inflation ticks up to highest level in nearly two years in November

Consumer prices rose 0.28% over the previous month in November, which was below the 0.37% increase tallied in October. The increase mainly reflected higher prices for housing, water, electricity and gas.

Inflation ticked up from 2.8% in October to 2.9% in November, which matched market expectations. The reading marks the highest level since December 2011. Annual average inflation edged up from 1.8% in October to 1.9% in November.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to accelerate in the months ahead and to average 2.1% in 2013, which is unchanged from last month's projection. For 2014, the panel sees inflation rising to 2.8%, which is also unchanged from last month's forecast.

Author:, Economist

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Malaysia Inflation November 2013

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

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