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75222Malaysia March Inflation Rate Rises Less than Expected4/24/2019 4:12:56 AM"Malaysia's consumer price increased 0.2 percent year-on-year in March 2019, following a 0.4 percent fall in the previous month but lower than an expected 0.3 percent rise. Food prices rose faster and transport prices fell less than a month earlier while housing inflation was flat. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 0.2 percent in March, the same as in February."MalaysiaInflation RateMACPIYOY/malaysia/inflation-cpi
75218Australia Q1 Inflation Rate at 2-1/2-Year Low of 1.3%4/24/2019 1:39:00 AM"Australia's consumer price inflation slowed to 1.3 percent year-on-year in the March quarter 2019 from 1.8 percent in the previous quarter and missing market expectations of 1.5 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since the third quarter 2016, as housing cost increased much softer while transport prices were subdued. On a quarterly basis, consumer prices were flat in the first quarter, following a 0.5 percent rise in the previous three months while markets had estimated 0.2 percent."AustraliaInflation RateAUCPIYOY/australia/inflation-cpi
75181Saudi Arabia Consumer Prices Fall For 3rd Month4/23/2019 12:40:10 PM"Saudi Arabia's consumer prices declined 2.1 percent from a year earlier in March 2019, after a 2.2 percent decrease in the previous month. It was the third straight month of decline in consumer prices, as the impact of VAT implementation in 2018 faded. Cost continued to decrease for housing & utilities (-8.1 percent vs -8.2 percent in February); transport (-0.9 percent vs -0.8 percent); furnishings & household equipment (-0.4 percent vs -0.7 percent); clothing & footwear (-1.5 percent vs -1.2 percent) and communication (-1.1 percent vs -1.0 percent). Meanwhile, prices for food & beverages increased faster (1.2 percent vs 0.8 percent) while inflation for restaurants & hotels was steady (at 1.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.1 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop in February."Saudi ArabiaInflation RateSRCPIYOY/saudi-arabia/inflation-cpi
75178Lebanon Inflation Rate at 4-Month High of 4.1% in March4/23/2019 10:37:56 AM"Consumer prices in Lebanon rose 4.08% year-on-year in March 2019, accelerating from a 3.15% gain in the previous month. It was the highest inflation since November 2018, as prices advanced faster for housing & utilities (4.65% vs 3.48% in February); food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.86% vs 6.54%); clothing & footwear (15.77% vs 6.84%); recreation & culture (6.86% vs 5.33%) and restaurants & hotels (1.88% vs 1.70%). Meanwhile, cost fell for transport (-0.17% vs -2.46%); health (-1.96% vs 1.64%) and communication (-0.32% vs 0.17%) while prices went up at a softer pace for education (5.08% vs 5.19%); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.96% vs 1.04%); furnishings & household equipment (4.85% vs 5.13%) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.39% vs 2.48%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.73 percent, following a 0.18 percent rise in February."LebanonInflation RateLEBANONINFNRATE/lebanon/inflation-cpi
75173Malawi Inflation Rate Climbs to 9.3% in March4/23/2019 9:11:00 AM"The annual inflation rate in Malawi rose to 9.3 percent in March 2019 from 7.9 percent in the prior month, hitting its highest level in three months. In particular, food inflation climbed to 14.4 percent from 10.8 percent in the previous month, reaching the highest level since April 2017, amid food shortages linked to the Cyclone Idai devastation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, following a 1.3 percent rise in February."MalawiInflation RateMALLAWIINFNRATE/malawi/inflation-cpi
75172Hong Kong Inflation Rate Holds Steady at 9-Month Low4/23/2019 9:08:48 AM"The annual inflation rate in Hong Kong came in at 2.1 percent in March 2019, unchanged from the previous month's nine-month low and above market expectations of 1.6 percent. Food and transport prices rose at a faster pace while housing and miscellaneous goods services inflation slowed. Underlying consumer inflation, which excludes the effects of one-off government relief measures such as tax cuts for lower income individuals; extra allowance for the elderly, child & disabled people; students' grants fell to 2.4 percent in March from 2.6 percent in the previous month."Hong KongInflation RateHKCPIY/hong-kong/inflation-cpi
75160Macau Inflation Rate Edges Up to 2.84% in March4/23/2019 5:26:00 AM"Macau's consumer price inflation inched up to 2.84 percent year-on-year in March 2019 from 2.79 percent in the previous month. Prices rose further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.02 pct vs 2.51 pct in February); transport (5.40 pct vs 5.06 pct); miscellaneous goods & services (1.85 pct vs 1.71 pct), and household goods & furnishings (3.07 vs 2.90 pct). Meanwhile, prices slowed for housing & utilities (1.93 pct vs 2.11 pct); clothing & footwear (3.21 pct vs 4.48 pct); health (3.18 pct vs 3.56 pct); recreation & culture (1.85 pct vs 2.06 pct); and education (5.89 pct vs 5.95 pct). Additionally, prices continued to fall for communication (-0.74 pct vs -0.67 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down by 0.40 percent, after a 0.68 percent gain in the prior month."MacauInflation RateMACACAOINFNRATE/macau/inflation-cpi
75159Singapore March Inflation Rate Rises to 5-Month High of 0.6%4/23/2019 5:10:00 AM"Singapore's annual inflation rate inched higher to 0.6 percent in March 2019 from 0.5 percent in the previous month and above market consensus of 0.3 percent. This was the highest inflation rate since October last year, as cost of food rose further and prices of both housing and transport fell less. On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices declined 0.1 percent in March, reversing from a nine-month high of a 0.5 percent rise in February."SingaporeInflation RateSICPIYOY/singapore/inflation-cpi
75146Kuwait Inflation Rate at 7-Month High of 0.8%4/22/2019 2:40:14 PM"The annual inflation rate in Kuwait increased to 0.8 percent in March of 2019 from 0.6 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since August of 2018, as cost advanced faster for food & beverages (1 percent from 0.4 percent in February) and clothing & footwear (0.4 percent from 0.2 percent). On the other hand, prices slowed for furnishing & household equipment (2.4 percent from 2.5 percent); transport (1.9 percent from 2.1 percent); education (1.9 percent from 2.4 percent); communication (6 percent from 6.1 percent); recreation & culture (2 percent from 2.3 percent); health (2.8 percent from 3.3 percent) and tobacco (9 percent from 12.6 percent). Meanwhile, cost continued to decreased for housing (-0.6 percent from -1.2 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (-0.5 percent, the same as in February) and restaurant & hotels (-0.2 percent, the same as in February). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, after a 0.1 percent gain in February."KuwaitInflation RateKuwwaitInfnRate/kuwait/inflation-cpi
75136Morocco Consumer Prices Fall 0.1% YoY in March4/22/2019 9:10:07 AM"Consumer prices in Morocco fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March 2019, after being unchanged on the previous month. Cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages dropped further (-2.7 percent from -2 percent in February). Also, prices eased for housing & utilities (1 percent from 1.1 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.5 percent from 1.6 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (0.6 percent from 0.7 percent); and clothing & footwear (0.6 percent from 0.9 percent). On the other hand, cost of transport rebounded (0.5 percent from -1.5 percent) and prices of recreation & culture rose at a faster pace (1.4 percent from 0.6 percent). Additionally, inflation was steady for furnishings & household equipment (1.7 percent, the same as in February); health (1 percent); communication (0.3 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (15.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat."MoroccoInflation RateMoroccoIR/morocco/inflation-cpi