Malaysia Inflation at 1.8% in Q1 2018

Kuala Lumpur| 17th May 2018

Headline inflation declined to 1.8% in 1Q 2018 (4Q 2017: 3.5%), reflecting the smaller contribution of domestic fuel prices due to the smaller increase in global oil prices compared to the previous quarter and a stronger ringgit exchange rate in 1Q 2018.

” Malaysia INFLATION AT 1.8% in Q1 2018 “

Headline inflation is projected to average 2% – 3% in 2018, due to a smaller contribution from global cost factors and a stronger ringgit exchange rate compared to 2017.

Official Press Release by Bank Negara Malaysia

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