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Consumer Price Index in 2018 rose by 1.0%
Almost 1/3 of CPI contributed by Food & Non-Alcohol Beverages

Consumer Price Index Malaysia November 2019

Release Date : Friday 20, December 2019 1200

 

 

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.9 per cent in November 2019 to 122.1 as against 121.0 in the same month of the preceding year. The increase in the overall index was driven by the index of Miscellaneous Goods & Services (2.5%), Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (1.7%), Education (1.6%), Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages (1.5%), Communication (1.5%) and Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance (1.5%). (Chart 1)

On a monthly basis, CPI rose 0.1 per cent as compared to October 2019. It was mainly supported by the index of Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (0.4%), Miscellaneous Goods & Services (0.4%) and Health (0.2%).

Meanwhile, the CPI for the period of January to November 2019 registered an increase of 0.7 per cent as compared to the same period last year.


Chart 1: Consumer Price Index (2010=100): Percentage Change by Main Group, Malaysia, November 2019/November 2018

 

 

Index for Sub-Groups Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

The index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages increased 1.5 per cent in November 2019 as compared to the same month of the previous year. The increase was attributed by the food sub-group of Vegetables (2.0%), Food Products not elsewhere classified (1.6%), Milk & Eggs (1.4%), Fish & Seafood (1.3%) and Fruits (1.1%).

The index for Food Away From Home increased 2.2 per cent in November 2019 as against November 2018. The rise in the price of Rice with Side Dishes, Food Made from Noodles and Fried Chicken contributed to the increase of the index of this sub-group. (Table 1)

Table 1: Consumer Price Index (2010=100): Annual Percentage Change by
Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages Sub-Groups, Malaysia, November 2019/November 2018

 

Consumer Price Index by States 

Three states namely Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (1.4%), Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya (1.3%) and Pulau Pinang (1.1%) surpassed the national CPI rate of 0.9 per cent in November 2019 as compared to the same month in the preceding year.

All states registered an increase in the index of Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages. Meanwhile, Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya (2.0%), followed by Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (1.9%), Pulau Pinang (1.9%), Perak (1.8%), Johor (1.8%) and Kedah & Perlis (1.6%) surpassed the national index of Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages in November 2019. (Chart 2)


Chart 2: Consumer Price Index (2010=100): Annual Percentage Change for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages by State,
November 2019/November 2018

 

Core Index

Core index rose 1.4 per cent in November 2019 as compared to the same month of the previous year. Among the major groups, which influenced the increases were Miscellaneous Goods & Services (2.5%), Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (2.1%) and Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages (1.8%).

Core index excludes most volatile items of fresh food as well as administered prices of goods and services. (Table 2)

Table 2: Consumer Price Index (2010=100): Percentage Change of Headline CPI, Seasonally Adjusted Index and
Core Index by Main Groups, Malaysia, November 2019/November 2018

Annex 1: Average Price for Selected Items in Malaysia, November 2019 (RM)


Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
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20 December 2019

 

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Rohaida binti Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my

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