Malaysia's leading economic index dropped by 0.7 percent month-over-month in October 2020, after a 0.9 percent rise a month earlier. The decline was dragged by the number of new companies registered (-0.8 percent vs 0.6 percent in September), real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (-0.4 percent, after being flat in September), and the expected sales value manufacturing (-0.3 percent vs -0.1 percent). Year-on-year, the index rose by 6.3 percent in October, following an 8.6 percent growth in September. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance fell 1.1 percent month-on-month in October, after an 1 percent gain in September. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia averaged 0.18 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4.90 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -5 percent in March of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Malaysia to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Leading Economic Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 0.90 4.90 -5.00 1991 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-25 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Jul 4.4% 3.8% -1.5%
2020-10-22 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Aug -0.5% 4.4% -2.5%
2020-11-25 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Sep 0.9% -0.5% 0.5%
2020-12-23 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Oct -0.7% 0.9% 0.2%
2021-01-25 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Nov -0.7% -0.3%
2021-02-25 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Dec
2021-03-25 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Jan
2021-04-23 04:00 AM Leading Index MoM Feb


News Stream
Malaysia Leading Economic Index Falls 0.7% in October
Malaysia's leading economic index dropped by 0.7 percent month-over-month in October 2020, after a 0.9 percent rise a month earlier. The decline was dragged by the number of new companies registered (-0.8 percent vs 0.6 percent in September), real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (-0.4 percent, after being flat in September), and the expected sales value manufacturing (-0.3 percent vs -0.1 percent). Year-on-year, the index rose by 6.3 percent in October, following an 8.6 percent growth in September. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance fell 1.1 percent month-on-month in October, after an 1 percent gain in September.
2020-12-23
Malaysia Leading Index Rebounds in September
Malaysia's leading economic index rose by 0.9 percent month-over-month in September 2020, after a 0.5 percent fall a month earlier. The upturn was supported by the number of new companies registered (0.6 percent vs -0.6 percent in August), real imports of semiconductors (0.6 percent vs -0.4 percent), real money supply, M1 (0.3 percent vs 0.2 percent), and the number of housing units approved (0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent). Year-on-year, the index rose by 8.6 percent in September, following a 7.6 percent gain in August. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, advanced 1 percent month-on-month in September, faster than a 0.5 percent growth in August.
2020-11-25
Malaysia Leading Index Falls for 1st Time in 5 Months
Malaysia's leading economic index dropped by 0.5 percent month-on-month in August 2020, after a 4.4 percent gain a month earlier. It was the first decline in leading economic index since March, dragged by number of new companies registered (-0.6 percent vs 1.0 percent in July), real imports of semi conductors (-0.4 percent vs 0.3 percent) and number of housing units approved (-0.1 percent vs 0.2 percent). Year-on-year, the index rose by 7.6 percent, unchanged from a downwardly revised figure in July. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, was up 0.5 percent month-on-month in August, much softer than a 1.3 percent growth in July.
2020-10-22
Malaysia Leading Index Rises Faster in July
Malaysia's leading economic index increased by 4.4 percent year-on-year in July 2020, after an upwardly revised 3.8 percent gain a month earlier, with more businesses being allowed to resume their operations as COVID-19 cases in the country eased. Six out of seven components contributed to the increase: Bursa Malaysia (1.8 percent vs -0.1 percent in June), number of new companies registered (1 percent vs 1.5 percent), real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (0.7 percent vs 1.4 percent), real M1 money supply (0.5 percent vs 0.2 percent), and number of housing units approved (0.2 percent vs 0.8 percent). Year-on-year, the index rose by 7.7 percent, following an upwardly revised 4.6 percent gain in June. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, was up 1.3 percent month-on-month in July, much softer than an 8.7 percent growth in June.
2020-09-25

Malaysia Leading Economic Index
In Malaysia, the Leading Index provides early signal on the direction in which the economy is going. It is calculated based on real money supply M1, Bursa Malaysia industrial index, real total traded (eight major trading partners: Japan, USA, Germany, UK, Singapore, Thailand, China, Canada), CPI for services (inverted), industrial material price index, ratio of price to unit labor cost (manufacturing), number of housing permits approved, number of new companies registered, trend adjustment factor. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2005.