In June, consumer prices added 0.1% over May, which was below the 0.2% rise recorded in the previous month. The June result mainly reflected higher prices in most of the sub-categories, particularly in the food and non-alcoholic category, which more than offset lower prices for clothing and footwear as well as for transport. Annual inflation continued to moderate and inched down to 1.6% in June, which was below market expectations that had inflation remaining at May's 1.7%. In fact, the June print represents the lowest rate since May 2010. Accordingly, annual average inflation dropped from 2.8% in May to 2.6% in June. The Central Bank sees inflation averaging between 2.5% and 3.0% this year.
Inflation drops to lowest level in more than two years
July 18, 2012
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Malaysia Inflation Chart
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and FocusEconomics calculations.
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.