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No Subject Frequency Questionnaires Guideline
1. Collection of Consumer Prices Monthly - -
2. Collection of Producer Prices Monthly -
3. Collection of Building Material Cost Prices Monthly - -
4. Rent Survey Quarterly - -


 1. Collection of Consumer Prices 2015

The Department of Statistics, Malaysia carries out monthly consumer price collection for the whole country. It covers a total of 137 collection centres, that is, 97 price collection centres in Peninsular Malaysia, 21 price collection centres in Sabah and 19 in Sarawak. Field officers collect prices of about 512 items from these selected outlets. The main objective of the price collection is to obtain data on prices paid by the consumers for fixed items of goods and services in the Consumer Price Index basket. These data will be used to compute the Consumer Price Index where in general, the index will be used as an indicator for price changes and as a 'proxy' of the inflation rate for the country.

 2. Collection of Producer Price 2015

The Producer Price Index (PPI) is designed to measure the changes in the price of commodities charged by domestic producers and those paid by importers for importing goods into Malaysia.  The PPI covers the following five broad sectors of economy, namely Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing; Mining; Manufacturing; and Electricity & Gas; and Water Supply.  The indices are aggregated for the various activities of the economy in order to generate indices at the required level of various sectors of industry to give the required indices.  A wide collection of commodities are selected to represent the various sectors of economy and prices for these commodities are collected on a monthly basis.  A total of 657 commodity items are used in the compilation of the local production price index, while 1,107 commodity items are used in the import price index.

 3. Rent Survey 2015

House rent is one of the main services where prices is being collected and is taken into the calculation of Consumer Price Index. The Rent Survey is conducted quarterly i.e. in the month of January, April, July and October. There are two types of form used during the price collection of house rent, namely Form 48A and 48B whereby :

Form 48A – for the new selected living quarters
Form 48B – for the selected existing living quarters

Rent collected is the actual rent paid by the tenant to the house owner in the reference month. Price collection is for eight categories of living quarters (LQ) namely; Single storey detached; Double storey detached; Single storey semi-detached; Double storey semi-detached; Single storey terrace; Double storey terrace; Apartment/Condominium and Low Cost Flat/Shop houses. Price of rent is being collected from a LQ panel decided by the State Department of Statistics. The price collected is captured by the state offices using the SIHP system developed by the IT Division. The calculation of rent index is done in the Subject Matter Division using the program developed by the Division.