Malaysia Inflation


Malaysia: Inflation falls in September

October 23, 2015

Consumer prices fell 0.3% over the previous month in September. The reading came in below the flat reading recorded in August. Similar to last month, two of the twelve components of the index saw decreases, with the transport component recording the largest decline.

Inflation fell from 3.1% in August to 2.6% in September, marking a three-month low. The tally undershot market expectations by 0.4 percentage points. Despite September’s decrease, annual average inflation held stable at 2.2% for the fifth consecutive month.

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 3.0%, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast.

Author:, Economist

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Malaysia Inflation September 2015

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

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