Inflation in Malaysia

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Malaysia - Inflation

Inflation ticks down in July

Consumer prices picked up 0.1% month-on-month in July, slightly higher than June’s stable reading, driven by higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, and transport.

In year-on-year terms, consumer prices increased 1.4% in July, marginally lower than June’s 1.5% jump and short of market analysts’ expectations of 1.5%. Going forward, price pressures should increase slightly due to a weaker ringgit, the Bank’s recent monetary easing and robust domestic demand.

Our panel expects inflation to average 1.0% in 2019, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 2.2% in 2020.

Malaysia - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)2.1  3.1  2.1  2.1  3.8  

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Malaysia Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and FocusEconomics calculations.

Malaysia Facts

Bond Yield3.600.15 %Jul 31
Exchange Rate4.130.0 %Jul 31
Stock Market1,635-0.29 %Jul 31

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