Inflation in Malaysia

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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

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)3.2  2.7  2.7  1.7  3.5  

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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 Yield3.970.15 %Feb 14
Exchange Rate4.080.0 %Feb 14
Stock Market1,689-0.29 %Feb 14

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