Consumer prices in Malaysia fell by 1.7 percent year-on-year in November 2020, compared to market consensus and October's figure of a 1.5 percent drop. This was the ninth straight month of deflation and the steepest since June amid ongoing COVID-19 disruption, as prices fell faster for transport (-11.1% vs -10.2% in October), housing (-3.3% vs -3%), and clothing prices (-0.5% vs -0.4%). Meanwhile, cost of restaurants & hotels was flat (vs 0.1 percent in October), with that of furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance was also unchanged for the second month in a row. Meantime, prices rose further for food (1.4% vs 1.5%), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 0.5% vs 0.5%), education (0.6% vs 0.7%), miscellaneous goods & services (2.3% vs 2.8%), and recreation services & culture (0.1% vs 0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in November, the first fall in seven months, after a 0.1 percent gain in October. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.42 percent from 1973 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 23.90 percent in March of 1974 and a record low of -2.90 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Malaysia is expected to be -1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Malaysia to stand at 2.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2021 and 1.90 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 -1.50 23.90 -2.90 1973 - 2020 percent Monthly
2010=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-23 04:00 AM Aug -1.4% -1.3% -1.2% -1.1%
2020-10-21 04:00 AM Sep -1.4% -1.4% -1.3% -1.3%
2020-11-25 04:00 AM Oct -1.5% -1.4% -1.4% -1.1%
2020-12-23 04:00 AM Nov -1.7% -1.5% -1.5% -1.4%
2021-01-22 04:00 AM Dec -1.7%
2021-02-24 04:00 AM Jan
2021-03-24 04:00 AM Feb
2021-04-23 04:00 AM Mar


News Stream
Malaysia Consumer Prices Fall More than Estimated
Consumer prices in Malaysia fell by 1.7 percent year-on-year in November 2020, compared to market consensus and October's figure of a 1.5 percent drop. This was the ninth straight month of deflation and the steepest since June amid ongoing COVID-19 disruption, as prices fell faster for transport (-11.1% vs -10.2% in October), housing (-3.3% vs -3%), and clothing prices (-0.5% vs -0.4%). Meanwhile, cost of restaurants & hotels was flat (vs 0.1 percent in October), with that of furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance was also unchanged for the second month in a row. Meantime, prices rose further for food (1.4% vs 1.5%), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 0.5% vs 0.5%), education (0.6% vs 0.7%), miscellaneous goods & services (2.3% vs 2.8%), and recreation services & culture (0.1% vs 0.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in November, the first fall in seven months, after a 0.1 percent gain in October.
2020-12-23
Malaysia Consumer Prices Drop the Most in 4 Months
Consumer prices in Malaysia decreased by 1.5 percent year-on-year in October 2020, after a 1.4 percent drop in a month earlier, more than market consensus of a 1.4 percent decline. This was the eighth straight month of deflation and the highest reading since June on the back of the COVID-19 crisis, due to a faster fall in transport prices (-10.2% vs -9.9% in September), while both housing (-3% vs -3%) and clothing prices (-0.4% vs -0.6%) dropped further. Inflation was steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 0.5%), furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (at 0.1%), education (at 0.7%), and restaurants & hotels (at 0.1%). Meantime, prices continued to increase for food (1.5% vs 1.4%), miscellaneous goods & services (2.8% vs 2.7%), recreation services & culture (0.2% vs 0.1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent in October, after a flat reading in September.
2020-11-25
Malaysia Consumer Prices Fall More than Expected
Consumer prices in Malaysia decreased by 1.4 percent year-on-year in September 2020, the same pace as in a month earlier, more than market consensus of a 1.3 percent drop. This was the seventh straight month of deflation on the back of the COVID-19 crisis, as prices declined for housing (-3%, the same pace as in August), transport (-9.9%, the same pace as in the prior month) and clothing (-0.6% vs -0.6%). Prices rose faster for both food (1.4% vs 1.3%) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.5% vs 0.3%), while furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance prices rebounded (0.1% vs -0.1%). Meantime, prices increased less for: miscellaneous goods & services (2.7% vs 3.1%), recreation services & culture (0.1% vs 0.6%), education (0.7% vs 1.1%), while restaurants & hotels inflation was steady (at 0.1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged in September, after a 0.2% rise in August.
2020-10-21
Malaysia Consumer Prices Fall More than Expected
Consumer prices in Malaysia decreased by 1.4 percent year-on-year in August 2020, after a 1.3 percent fall in a month earlier, more than market consensus of a 1.2 percent drop. This was the sixth straight month of deflation on the back of the COVID-19 crisis, as prices declined for transport (-9.9% vs -10.3% in July), clothing (-0.6%, the same pace as in the prior month) and furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (-0.1%, the same pace as in July). Meantime, inflation eased for recreation services & culture (0.6% vs 0.7%), education (1.1% vs 1.2%), food (1.3% vs 1.4%), and restaurants & hotels (0.1% vs 0.2%), while inflation was steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 0.3%). On the other hand, inflation accelerated for miscellaneous goods & services (3.1% vs 2.9%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 0.2% in August, the least since April, after a 0.7% gain in July.
2020-09-23

Malaysia Inflation Rate
In Malaysia, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Food and non-alcoholic beverages (30 percent of total weight) and Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (23 percent of total weight). Others include: Transport (15 percent); Communication (6 percent); Recreation and culture (5 percent) and Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (4 percent). The remaining components are Restaurants and hotels at 3.2 percent and miscellaneous goods and services at 6.3 percent.