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Malaysia Inflation November 2018

Malaysia: Inflation moderates in November

In November consumer prices rose 0.25% over the previous month, up from October’s 0.17% increase. The print was driven by strong price increases for alcoholic beverages and tobacco, which offset slower price increases in the three biggest components: Food and non-alcoholic beverages; housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels; and transport.

Inflation, meanwhile, eased from 0.6% in October to 0.2% in November and annual average inflation edged down from 1.5% in October to 1.2% in November. Core inflation—which excludes certain types of fresh food and administered prices of goods and services—increased to 0.5% in November from 0.4% in October.

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