Malaysia Inflation September 2016


Malaysia: Inflation stabilizes in September

October 21, 2016

In September, consumer prices dropped 0.26% over the previous month, which contrasted the 0.43% increase registered in August, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia. The print mainly reflected lower prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, following improved supply conditions.

In September, inflation was stable at August’s 1.5% and undershoot market expectations of a 1.8% rise. Annual average inflation in September was 2.3%, just under August’s 2.4%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.2% in 2016, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. For 2017, the panel sees inflation rising to 2.6%.

Author:, Economist

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Malaysia Inflation September 2016

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

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