Inflation in Malaysia
Malaysia - Inflation (end of period)
Inflation is stable in December
In December consumer prices rose 0.08% over the previous month, down from November’s 0.25% increase. The print was supported by a drop in prices for transport and clothing and footwear. Prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco, and food and non-alcoholic beverages rose at a slower pace and further supported the print. Meanwhile, prices for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels increased at a stronger pace.
Inflation, meanwhile, was stable at November’s 0.2% in December and annual average inflation edged down from 1.2% in November to 1.0% in December. Core inflation—which excludes certain types of fresh food and administered prices of goods and services—edged down from November’s 0.5% to 0.4% in December.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.1% in 2019 and 2.3% in 2020.
Malaysia - Inflation (eop) Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)||3.2||2.7||2.7||1.7||3.5|
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Malaysia Inflation (eop) Chart
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||3.97||0.15 %||Feb 14|
|Exchange Rate||4.08||0.0 %||Feb 14|
|Stock Market||1,689||-0.29 %||Feb 14|
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February 14, 2019
The Malaysian economy accelerated in the final quarter of 2018, posting growth of 4.7% over the same quarter a year earlier (Q3: +4.4% year-on-year).
February 11, 2019
Industrial output grew 3.4% over the same month a year earlier from a revised 2.6% expansion in November (previously reported: +2.5% year-on-year), December’s increase also above market expectations of a softer acceleration.
January 30, 2019
In USD terms, exports grew 2.3% over the same month a year earlier in December.
January 24, 2019
At its 24 January meeting, the Monetary Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia left the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25%, where it has been since January last year.
January 24, 2019
In December consumer prices rose 0.08% over the previous month, down from November’s 0.25% increase.