The central bank of Malaysia unexpectedly raised its key overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25bps to 3% on May 3rd, 2023, marking the first increase since November and pushing borrowing costs to the highest level since 2019 due to looming inflation risks. While the markets were hoping for steady rates, policymakers emphasized the resilience of domestic growth prospects and deemed it necessary to normalize the degree of monetary accommodation further and withdraw the monetary stimulus aimed at addressing the COVID-19 crisis. Both headline and core inflation are projected to moderate to an average of 2.8%-3.8% this year, while GDP growth is anticipated to be driven by domestic demand. The ceiling and floor rates of the OPR corridor have been lifted to 3.25% and 2.75%, respectively. source: Central Bank of Malaysia
Interest Rate in Malaysia averaged 2.85 percent from 2004 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 3.50 percent in April of 2006 and a record low of 1.75 percent in July of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Interest Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2023.
Interest Rate in Malaysia is expected to be 3.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malaysia Interest Rate is projected to trend around 2.25 percent in 2024 and 2.00 percent in 2025, according to our econometric models.