In January, consumer prices increased 0.6% over the previous month, which was in line with market expectations. The reading was above December's 0.4% price climb, and represented the highest increase since August 2008. Consumer prices were mainly driven by higher prices for food and commodities. As a result of the strong price increase, annual inflation maintained the upward trend in place since September 2009, rising from 2.2% in December to 2.4% in January. Annual average inflation followed suit and inched up to 1.8%.
Inflation rises on the back of higher commodity prices
February 19, 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.