Malaysian inflation up due to weather-driven food shortage

A shortage of food supplies due to the impact of weather and rising gasoline prices has led to increasing inflation in this Southeast Asian country. Malaysia’s inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose 3.2 percent in December 2021 compared to the previous year.

Heavy rains that occurred in several states such as Selangor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor during December due to the Northeast Monsoon have led to the increase in food prices, especially vegetables and seafood.


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