Malaysia's leading economic index surged by 0.7 percent month-over-month in January 2021, the highest since last September, rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.2 percent fall a month earlier. The gains was contributed by real money supply M1 (0.2 percent vs -0.5 percent in December 2020), real imports of semi conductors (0.4 percent vs -0.1 percent), real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (0.2 percent vs 0.3 percent), and expected sales value manufacturing (0.7 percent vs -0.2 percent). Year-on-year, the index increased by 8.2 percent in January, following an upwardly revised 7.6 percent rise in the prior month. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance fell by 0.4 percent month-on-month in January, reversing from a downwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in December. 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 April of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Malaysia is expected to be 1.80 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 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Leading Economic Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 -0.20 5.20 -5.80 1991 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-23 04:00 AM Oct -0.7% 0.9% 0.2%
2021-01-25 03:15 AM Nov 0.4% -0.7% -0.3%
2021-02-24 04:00 AM Dec -0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
2021-03-25 02:00 AM Jan 0.7% -0.2% 0.3%
2021-04-23 04:00 AM Feb 0.7% 0.2%
2021-05-25 04:00 AM Mar
2021-06-25 04:00 AM Apr
2021-07-23 04:00 AM May


News Stream
Malaysia Leading Economic Index Highest in 4 Months
Malaysia's leading economic index surged by 0.7 percent month-over-month in January 2021, the highest since last September, rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.2 percent fall a month earlier. The gains was contributed by real money supply M1 (0.2 percent vs -0.5 percent in December 2020), real imports of semi conductors (0.4 percent vs -0.1 percent), real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (0.2 percent vs 0.3 percent), and expected sales value manufacturing (0.7 percent vs -0.2 percent). Year-on-year, the index increased by 8.2 percent in January, following an upwardly revised 7.6 percent rise in the prior month. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance fell by 0.4 percent month-on-month in January, reversing from a downwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in December.
2021-03-25
Malaysia Leading Economic Index Falls 0.3%
Malaysia's leading economic index dropped by 0.3 percent month-over-month in December 2020, after increasing by 0.4 percent a month earlier. The losses was contributed by real money supply M1 (-1.0 percent vs 0.2 percent in November), Bursa Malaysia Industrial Index (-0.6 percent vs 0.3 percent), real imports of semi conductors (-0.3 percent vs 0.6 percent), and expected sales value manufacturing (-0.5 percent, after being flat in November). Year-on-year, the index increased by 7.1 percent in December, unchanged from the prior month. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance rose 1.2 percent month-on-month in December, after a 0.4 percent gain in November.
2021-02-24
Malaysia Leading Economic Index Rises 0.4% in November
Malaysia's leading economic index increased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in November 2020, after declining by 0.7 percent a month earlier. The gain was contributed by real imports of semi conductors (0.5 percent vs 0.1 percent in October), real money supply M1 (0.2 percent, the same as in the prior month), Bursa Malaysia Industrial Index (0.3 percent, unchanged from October), and real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals (0.3 percent vs -0.4 percent). Year-on-year, the index increased by 7.1 percent in November, following a 6.3 percent growth in October. Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance were up 0.4 percent month-on-month in November, after an 1.1 percent drop in October.
2021-01-25
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 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.