Malaysia’s annual inflation rate fell to 4.0% in October 2022 from 4.5% in the prior month compared with market forecasts of 3.9%. This was the lowest print since June, amid a sharp slowdown in cost of housing (1.5% vs 4.0% in September). Also, prices of furnishing & household maintenance rose 4.1%, easing from a 4.4% gain in September. Meantime, inflation was stable for clothing (at 0.4%), health (at 1%), and miscellaneous goods & services ( at 2.4%); while little changed for alcoholic beverages, tobacco (0.8% vs 0.7%), transport (5.2% vs 5.3%), restaurants & hotels (6.8% vs 6.9%), and education (1.4% vs 1.3%). Cost of recreation went up faster (3.4% vs 3.1%). Also, food prices rose 7.1%, quickening from a 6.8% gain in September. Core consumer prices, which strip volatile items of fresh food and administered prices, rose 4.1%, the steepest gain on record, after a 4% rise in September. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2% in October, after edging up 0.1% in September. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Inflation Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.39 percent from 1973 until 2022, 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 2022.

Inflation Rate in Malaysia is expected to be 4.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malaysia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2023 and 2.60 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-21 04:00 AM Sep 4.5% 4.7% 4.6% 4.9%
2022-11-25 04:00 AM Oct 4% 4.5% 3.9% 4.3%
2022-12-23 04:00 AM Nov 4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 4.00 4.50 percent Oct 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 128.60 128.30 points Oct 2022
GDP Deflator 117.00 119.00 points Sep 2022
Producer Prices 119.30 119.20 points Oct 2022
Import Prices 133.20 132.50 points Oct 2022
Food Inflation 7.10 6.80 percent Oct 2022
Producer Prices Change 4.00 4.90 percent Oct 2022
Inflation Rate MoM 0.20 0.10 percent Oct 2022
Export Prices 149.70 149.80 points Oct 2022
CPI Transportation 120.80 120.70 points Oct 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 123.70 123.70 points Oct 2022
Core Inflation Rate 4.00 3.80 percent Sep 2022

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 (24 percent of total weight). The index also includes: Transport (15 percent); Miscellaneous goods and services (7 percent); Communication (5 percent); Recreation and culture (5 percent); Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (4 percent); Clothing and footwear (3 percent); Restaurants and hotels (3 percent); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2 percent); Health (2 percent); and Education (1 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 4.50 23.90 -2.90 1973 - 2022 percent Monthly
2010=100

News Stream
Malaysia Inflation Rate Slows to 4-Month Low
Malaysia’s annual inflation rate fell to 4.0% in October 2022 from 4.5% in the prior month compared with market forecasts of 3.9%. This was the lowest print since June, amid a sharp slowdown in cost of housing (1.5% vs 4.0% in September). Also, prices of furnishing & household maintenance rose 4.1%, easing from a 4.4% gain in September. Meantime, inflation was stable for clothing (at 0.4%), health (at 1%), and miscellaneous goods & services ( at 2.4%); while little changed for alcoholic beverages, tobacco (0.8% vs 0.7%), transport (5.2% vs 5.3%), restaurants & hotels (6.8% vs 6.9%), and education (1.4% vs 1.3%). Cost of recreation went up faster (3.4% vs 3.1%). Also, food prices rose 7.1%, quickening from a 6.8% gain in September. Core consumer prices, which strip volatile items of fresh food and administered prices, rose 4.1%, the steepest gain on record, after a 4% rise in September. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2% in October, after edging up 0.1% in September.
2022-11-25
Malaysia Inflation Rate Below Estimates
Malaysia’s annual inflation rate fell to 4.5% in September 2022 from a 16-month high of 4.7% in August, less than market forecasts of 4.6%. Food prices rose by 6.8 percent, slowing from a 7.2 percent gain in August which was the steepest pace on record. Meantime, cost continued to rise for housing (4.0% vs 4.1% in August), transport (5.3% vs 5.2%), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.7% vs 0.7%), furnishing & household maintenance (4.4% vs 4.3%), clothing (0.4% vs 0.3%), health (1% vs 0.9%), education (1.3% vs 1.2%), recreation (3.1% vs 2.7%), restaurants & hotels (6.9% vs 6.4%), and miscellaneous goods & services ( 2.4% vs 2.4%). Core consumer prices, which exclude volatile items of fresh food and administered prices, rose 4.0%, the steepest gain on record, after a 3.8% gain in August. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1% in September, the least in 13 months, after a 0.2 percent rise in August.
2022-10-21
Malaysia Inflation Rate Hits 16-Month Peak
Malaysia’s annual inflation rate increased to a 16-month high of 4.7% in August of 2022 from 4.4% in the prior month, matching market consensus. Food prices rose by 7.2 percent, the most on record, after a 6.9 percent gain in July. Additional upward pressures also came from cost of housing (4.1% vs 3.8%), transport (5.2% vs 5.6%), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.7% vs 0.6%), furnishing & household maintenance (4.3% vs 4.2%), clothing (0.3% vs 0.3%), health (0.9% vs 0.8%), recreation (2.7% vs 2.5%), education (1.2% vs 1.2%), restaurants & hotels (6.4% vs 5.8%), and miscellaneous goods & services (2.4% vs 2.1%). Core consumer prices, which exclude volatile items of fresh food and administered prices, rose 3.8%, the steepest gain on record, after a 3.4% rise in July. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.2% in August, the least in four months, after a 0.4 percent rise in July.
2022-09-23