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Consumer Price Index Malaysia December 2010 (Updated: 19/01/2011)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:00

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the period January to December 2010 increased by 1.7 per cent to 114.0 compared
with that of 112.1 in the same period last year. When compared to the same month in 2009, the CPI for December 2010
registered an increase of 2.2 per cent from 113.0 to 115.5 and when compared with the previous month, the CPI increased
by 0.4 per cent.

The index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Food for the month of December 2010 compared to the same
month in 2009 showed increases of 2.8 per cent and 1.9 per cent respectively. For the period January to December 2010,
the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Food increased by 2.4 per cent and 1.3 per cent respectively.
Compared to the previous month, the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Food increased by 0.3 per cent
and 0.5 per cent respectively (Table 1).

CPI changes for the period January - December 2010 / 2009

The 1.7 per cent increase in the CPI was brought about by increases observed in the indices of all the main groups except
for Clothing & Footwear ( - 1.4 per cent ) and Communication ( - 0.2 per cent ). Notable increases among these main
groups with high weights were Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages ( + 2.4 per cent ); Transport ( + 1.6 per cent ) and Housing,
Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels ( + 1.1 per cent ). Other increases were Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco ( + 4.0 per
cent ); Miscellaneous Goods & Services ( + 2.7 per cent ); Restaurants & Hotels ( + 2.0 per cent ); Education ( + 1.7 per
cent ); Recreation Services & Culture and Health by 1.6 per cent respectively and Furnishings, Household Equipment &
Routine Household Maintenance ( + 0.7 per cent ).

Table 1 : CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR MAIN GROUPS, MALAYSIA (2005=100)

Index % Change

Dec Dec Jan -
Group Wt. Jan - Jan -
Dec Nov Dec 2010 / 2010 / Dec
Dec Dec
2009 2010 2010 Nov Dec 2010 /
2009 2010
2010 2009 2009

TOTAL 100.0 113.0 115.0 115.5 112.1 114.0 0.4 2.2 1.7

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7 109.8 117.7 1.3 110.2 0..3 2.6 93.0 97. the relative contribution to the overall increase of 1.php?view=article&catid=39%3Aconsumer-pric.5 108.7 113.9 112.8 100.0 108. Electricity.6 110.1 105.5 1.1 136.7 Services Non-Food 68.0 Miscellaneous Goods & 6.4 108.0 118.December Group Wt.8 1.6 107.5 120.9 111. The three main groups.0 0.4 121.3 Durable Goods 8.2 per cent of the overall increase recorded for the current period.6 1. Table 2 : CONTRIBUTION TO THE CHANGES IN THE OVERALL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX BY MAIN GROUPS.1 107.3 2.8 2.8 110.9 107.9 -1.6 114.2 1.3 2.4 113.6 118.4 -0.9 108.6 112. 21..1 96.9 94.5 109.9 1.4 110.7 142.3 96.7 0.1 0.3 117.0 1.1 0.4 110.7 Based on the above changes and the weights assigned to the main groups.9 1.6 113. MALAYSIA (2005=100) December January .3 0.statistics.1 -0.5 107.4 108.9 120.9 110.1 1.0 Tobacco Clothing and Footwear 3.3 108.9 Non-Durable Goods 40.my/portal/index.6 -0.8 116.7 Restaurants and Hotels 3.0 Services 47.0 0.8 115.1 97.6 3.4 110.5 2.1 94.4 122.3 122.5 -0. Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages.7 0. Electricity.6 0.1 1.9 108.7 0.1 96.gov.6 Communication 5.9 134.3 97.1 96.0 0.2 121.4 Beverages Alcoholic Beverages & 1.7 Maintenance Health 1.7 110.7 0.1 125. Housing.1 Gas & Other Fuels Furnishings.7 per cent in the CPI can be identified as shown in Table 2. Household Equip.9 Semi-Durable Goods 4.2 101.6 108.8 94.0 6.6 0.Consumer Price Index Malaysia December 2010 (Updated: 19/01/2011) Page 2 of 5 Food & Non-Alcoholic 31.0 112.6 Education 1. Water.0 100.2 0.7 -0.1 107.7 98.4 110.4 106.2 109.0 1.0 115.5 4.0 142.4 109.9 108.9 95.6 1.6 Transport 15.9 101.1 0. Gas & Other Fuels and Transport together accounted for 76.3 119.7 131.5 1.0 113.7 121.6 0.8 112.0 105.3 2. 18/02/2011 .0 -0.6 0.3 0.4 Housing. Water.1 0.1 125.6 2. & Routine Household 4.4 107.8 3.5 99.2 0.2 96.7 123. 2009 / 2008 2010 / 2009 2010 / 2009 http://www.1 96.1 111.2 Recreation Services & Culture 4.

0 0.4 -234.1 125.2 100.1 13.2 1.0 5.statistics.5 126.Dec Dec Nov Dec 2010 / 2010 / Dec Dec 2010 / 2009 2010 2010 Nov Dec 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 Food & Non-Alcoholic 31.7 2.4 47.0 Culture Education 1.6 14.4 Beverages Food 30.0 3.4 6.1 0. & Routine Household 4. Jam.6 per cent ) and Rice.9 2.6 Maintenance Health 1.6 Miscellaneous Goods & 6..1 124.8 per cent ).7 1.0 -0.0 0. Honey.7 123.6 2.5 10. Jan .1 Tobacco Clothing and Footwear 3.1 -0. Meat ( + 2.9 per cent ).7 100.1 Housing.9 -9.2 per cent ) and Coffee.0 122.9 1.1 -1.9 -3.7 1. Jan .1 1.3 0.0 per cent ).1 per cent ).3 2.9 18.3 6.6 0.7 3.0 2. Jan . Chocolate and Confectionery ( + 11.6 per cent ).7 Restaurants and Hotels 3.1 1.8 6.4 -2.5 -3. MALAYSIA (2005=100) Index % Change Dec Dec Sub-group Wt.8 30.8 42.6 4.6 1.7 1.0 2.4 41. Table 3 : CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR SUB-GROUPS OF FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.4 1.0 121.6 4.4 1. Vegetables ( + 7.4 4.5 125.6 100.7 2..5 14.my/portal/index.4 2.7 Communication 5. Electricity.1 -0.php?view=article&catid=39%3Aconsumer-pric.6 3.6 1.3 1.9 6. Bread & Other Cereals ( + 0. Among the subgroups of Food At Home which showed significant increases during this period were Sugar. 18/02/2011 . 21.1 199.5 6.0 0.9 2.3 Transport 15.7 9.9 per cent ).3 4.3 2.0 2.8 Gas & Other Fuels Furnishings.3 1. Cocoa & Non-Alcoholic Beverages ( + 1.4 per cent increase in the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages was the result of increases for Food At Home ( + 2.2 -0.9 13.8 -0. Household Equip.0 per cent ).6 24.2 2.1 18.5 120. Water.1 125. Food Away From Home ( + 2.7 Recreation Services & 4. Tea.6 1.8 2. Fruits ( + 2.0 3.Consumer Price Index Malaysia December 2010 (Updated: 19/01/2011) Page 3 of 5 % % % % % % Change Contribution Change Contribution Change Contribution TOTAL 100.0 Food & Non-Alcoholic 31.8 2. Fish & Seafood ( + 1.4 122.6 0.3 Services The 2.0 -0.gov.1 0.9 -1.0 1.5 http://www.7 Beverages Alcoholic Beverages & 1.4 2.1 1.1 1.

2 per cent ). Tea.6 Milk. Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance.9 2.4 0. Bread & Other 4.c.2 130.6 Rice. Among these were Tomatoes ( . Recreation Services & Culture and Education remained unchanged at 142.4 per cent ). Cocoa & Non 1.4 122. Spinach ( + 7.1 -0.6 2. The main group Clothing & Footwear showed a decrease of 0..4 respectively.3 3.8 114.8 126.statistics.3 114. The indices for Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco.0 113.5 per cent ).1.0 Vegetables 2. Shallots ( + 14.9 104.0 1.4 -0.9 115. Restaurants & Hotels ( + 0. 107.6 114. Miscellaneous Goods & Services and Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages by 0.1 103.8 120.2 115. Water Spinach ( + 7. Communication.9 0.4 123.1 129.e.2.3 per cent ). Big ( + 16.3 118.7 per cent.9 Fish & Seafood 4.2 126.6 103.0 106. Increases were shown in six main groups namely Transport ( + 1.4 per cent ) and Chicken ( .9 116.9 per cent ).3 per cent increase in the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages in December 2010 compared with that of the previous month were shown for Food At Home ( + 0.7.1 3.3 per cent respectively. Long Beans ( .4 per cent ).6 134. Cocoa & Non-Alcoholic Beverages ( + 0.9 3.1 1.8 1. Cheese & Eggs 1. 109.8. 18/02/2011 .8 per cent ).8 121. Round Scad (Fish) ( + 1.4 117.2 122.5. Jam.6 per cent ).4 121.1 and 110.0 -Alcoholic Beverages Monthly Changes for CPI Compared with the previous month.4 per cent ).9 Cereals Meat 2.4 1. Hardtail Scad (Fish) ( .4 per cent ) and Cuttlefish ( + 0.2 Coffee.1 per cent ).1 Confectionery Food Products n.Consumer Price Index Malaysia December 2010 (Updated: 19/01/2011) Page 4 of 5 Food At Home 19.4 112.1 2.8 129.2 0.3 124.0 122.1 0.8 120. Housing. Choy Sum ( + 2.3 127. Cucumber ( .4 Food Away From Home 10. Sugar ( + 10.6 127.5 127.0 0.6.4 124.5 0.2 Fruits 1.9 129.0 per cent ).php?view=article&catid=39%3Aconsumer-pric.5 per cent ). Electricity.3 117. Choc.my/portal/index.3 2.6 11.5 3.2.0 0.1 0.4 113. Indian Mackerel (Fish) ( .9 125.4 per cent.2 1. Selar Scad (Fish) ( .4 per cent ).6 123.4 -1. Tea.1 per cent respectively.6 2. the CPI for December 2010 increased by 0.6 124.0 120.8 Sugar.2 per cent ). Gas & Other Fuels and Health by 0. Water. Hen’s Eggs ( + 3.9 103.6 121.3 per cent ) and Coffee.6 7.9 136.2.8 4.4 129.3 131.4 121. 0.3 per cent ). 96.1 5.6 123. http://www.13.gov.5 121.4. Among the food items which recorded notable increases in the index in December 2010 compared with the previous month were Onions. The 0.8 118. Meanwhile.5 130. Food Away From Home ( + 0.4 20.6 per cent ). Honey.5 116.8 103.3 129. the index of some food items decreased in December 2010 compared with the previous month.3.6 per cent ).1 120.7 Oils and Fats 0. & 0.2 1.8 per cent ).1 1.4 128.6 1.7 107..8 121.6 per cent ).4 121.5 per cent ).3 2. Red Chillies ( .4 111. Prawns( + 1. Furnishings.1 3.4 0.0 126.

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