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Malaysia: Inflation eases in October

November 20, 2015

Consumer prices rose 0.4% in October. over the previous month The reading contrasted the 0.3% decrease recorded in September that marked a three-month low. October’s result was driven by increases in four of the 12 components of the index, with transport recording the largest rise.

Inflation eased from 2.6% in September to 2.5% in October, thus hitting a five-month low. The tally matched market expectations. As a result, annual average inflation inched down from September’s 2.2% to 2.1%, which marked the lowest figure since December 2013.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.3% in 2015, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s projection. For 2016, the panel sees inflation rising to 2.9%, which is also up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast.


Author:, Economist

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Malaysia Inflation October 2015

Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia (DSM).


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