Malaysia's leading economic index declined by 2.0% month-over-month in July of 2022, reversing from a 0.4% gain in the prior month. This was the first drop in the index since April and the steepest pace since June 2021. Six out of seven components of the index dropped: real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals ferrous metals (-0.9% vs 0.6% in June), real imports of semiconductors (-0.5% vs -0.4%), number of new companies registered (-0.3% vs 0.6%), number of housing units approved (-0.1% vs 0.4%), real money supply, M1 (-0.2% vs 0.1% ), and Bursa Malaysia industrial index (-0.1% vs -0.6%). Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, fell by 1.6% mom in July after gaining 0.2% in June. 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 September of 2022.

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



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-25 04:00 AM Jun 0.4% 0.5% 0.2%
2022-09-22 04:00 AM Jul -2.0% 0.4% 0.3%
2022-10-25 04:00 AM Aug -2.0%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom -4.70 9.60 percent Jul 2022
Industrial Production 12.50 12.10 percent Jul 2022
Manufacturing Production 15.00 14.61 percent Jul 2022
Changes in Inventories 11835.00 5760.00 MYR Million Jun 2022
Car Production 48002.00 55843.00 Units Jul 2022
Leading Economic Index -2.00 0.40 percent Jul 2022
Coincident Index 119.60 121.50 points Jul 2022
Mining Production 5.35 3.60 percent Jul 2022
Cement Production 1147.00 1140.00 Thousands of Tonnes Jul 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.00 0.40 5.20 -5.80 1991 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Malaysia Leading Index Falls the Most in 13 Months
Malaysia's leading economic index declined by 2.0% month-over-month in July of 2022, reversing from a 0.4% gain in the prior month. This was the first drop in the index since April and the steepest pace since June 2021. Six out of seven components of the index dropped: real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals ferrous metals (-0.9% vs 0.6% in June), real imports of semiconductors (-0.5% vs -0.4%), number of new companies registered (-0.3% vs 0.6%), number of housing units approved (-0.1% vs 0.4%), real money supply, M1 (-0.2% vs 0.1% ), and Bursa Malaysia industrial index (-0.1% vs -0.6%). Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, fell by 1.6% mom in July after gaining 0.2% in June.
2022-09-22
Malaysia Leading Index Rises Further
Malaysia's leading economic index increased by 0.4% month-over-month in June of 2022, following a 0.5% gain in the prior month and rising for the second month running. Four out of seven components of the index rose: real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals ferrous metals (0.6% vs 0.2% in May), number of new companies registered (0.6% vs 0.1%), the number of housing units approved (0.4% vs 1.2%), and real money supply, M1 (0.1% vs -0.3%). Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, rose by 0.2% mom in June after a marginally revised 0.7% growth in May.
2022-08-25
Malaysia Leading Index Rises in May
Malaysia's leading economic index increased by 0.4% mom in May 2022, reversing from a 0.5% fall in the prior month with three out of seven components of the index gaining: the number of housing units approved (1.2% vs -1.5% vs 0.3% in April), real imports of other basic precious & other non-ferrous metals ferrous metals (0.2% vs 1.0%), and number of new companies registered (0.1% vs -0.6%). Meanwhile, the coincident index, which measures the overall current economic performance, rose by 0.8% mom in May, After growing by 2% in April.
2022-07-25