In October, consumer prices rose 0.2% over the previous month, which mirrored the result tallied in the previous two months. The result mainly reflected higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages as well as for restaurants and hotels. Despite the monthly rise, annual inflation remained stable at September's 1.3%, which had represented the lowest level seen since March 2010. Moreover, the reading came in line with market expectations. As a result, annual average inflation stepped down from 2.1% in September to 2.0% in October.
Inflation stabilizes in October
November 23, 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
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