Malaysia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.3 per cent year-on-year to 102.9 in May and was up 0.3 per cent compared with the preceding month.
The Statistics Department said that for the first five months of 2011, the CPI rose 3.0 per cent compared with the previous corresponding period.
On a year-on-year basis, the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Food for May showed increases of 4.5 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively.
On a month-on-month basis, the index Non-Food increased by 0.4 per cent, while the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages remained unchanged, the department said in a statement today.
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