Inflation in Malaysia

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Malaysia - Inflation

Inflation edges down in December

Consumer prices rose 0.40% over the previous month in December, up from November’s 0.24% rise. December’s result largely reflected higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages. Meanwhile, prices for transportation cooled in December.

Inflation came in at 3.2% in December, inching down from November’s 3.3% increase. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 2.5% in December (November: 2.1%).

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.2% in 2022, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 2.1% in 2023.

Malaysia - Inflation Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)2.1  2.1  3.8  1.0  0.7  

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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

Value Change Date
Bond Yield3.320.15 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate4.090.0 %Jan 01

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