Inflation in Malaysia

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Malaysia - Inflation

Consumer prices decrease on an annual basis for the third month running in May

Consumer prices rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.3% in May over the last month, rebounding from April's 2.7% drop. May's figure was the sharpest increase in prices since September 2018. The rebound was largely broad-based with greater price pressures recorded for food and non-alcoholic beverages, and transportation.

On an annual basis, consumer prices dropped 2.9% in May, matching April’s result. Meanwhile, the trend pointed down, with annual average inflation coming in at 0.4% in May (April: 0.7%).

The FocusEconomics panel projects inflation to average -0.7% in 2020, which is down 0.6 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 1.8% in 2021.

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.

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

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