Malaysia: Inflation comes in at highest level since June in November
Consumer prices increased 0.24% over the previous month in November, coming in below October’s 0.73% rise. November’s result marked the weakest reading since August. Looking at the details of the release, higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages were largely behind November’s increase. Meanwhile, prices for housing and utilities rose at a slower pace.
Inflation came in at 3.3% in November, up from October’s 2.9%. November’s figure was the highest inflation rate since June. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 2.1% in November (October: 1.7%).