Malaysia Inflation


Inflation accelerates in February

In February, consumer prices rose 0.19% over the previous month, which was below the 0.38% increase tallied in January. The result mainly reflected an increase in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Annual inflation edged up from 1.3% in January to 1.5% in February, which was in line with market expectations. That said, annual average inflation inched down from 1.6% in January to 1.5% in February.

FocusEconomics panellists expect inflation to reach 2.4% in 2013, which is unchanged from last month's projection. For 2014, the panel sees inflation rising to 2.8%.


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Malaysia Inflation February 2013

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

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