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30 Maggio 2023



Mohd Uzir further said that inflation for transport showed a slower increase of 4.7 per cent in 2022 as compared to 2021 (11.0 per cent), caused by the subgroup of operation of personal transport equipment which moderated to 5.8 per cent as against 14.1 per cent in 2021."This was due to the end of the low base effect following the setting of the ceiling price of the RON95 unleaded petrol to RM2.05 per litre in March 2021."The average price of RON95 unleaded petrol in 2022 increased by 1.1 per cent (RM2.05 / EURO 0.42) year-on-year as compared to 21.2 per cent (RM2.03 / EURO 0.41) in 2021."Nevertheless, the average price of RON97 unleaded petrol increased significantly to RM3.97 (EURO 0.80) per litre as compared to RM2.65 (EURO 0.54) in 2021,” he said.Meanwhile, Mohd Uzir said inflation without fuel which covers all goods and services except RON95 unleaded petrol, RON97 unleaded petrol and diesel was up 3.2 per cent in 2022 versus 1.2 per cent in 2021."The core inflation (which) includes all goods and services except volatile items like fresh food as well as administered prices of goods and services increased to three per cent as compared to 0.7 per cent in the previous year,” he added.Commenting on inflation at the state level, Mohd Uzir said that all states recorded increases in inflation with three states posting an increase above the national inflation level of 3.3 per cent in 2022.He said the highest increase was registered by the Federal Territory (FT) of Putrajaya (7.3 per cent), Selangor (4.2 per cent) and Johor (3.4 per cent), while FT of Labuan recorded the lowest rise of 2.4 per cent.For food and beverages inflation, Putrajaya posted the highest increase of 7.7 per cent followed by Selangor (7.4 per cent), Johor (6.1 per cent) and Penang (6.0 per cent), he said, adding that other states saw an increase below the national food and beverages inflation of 5.8 per cent in 2022."This increase was mainly due to the price increase for chicken, eggs and oil in 2022, (caused by) the geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine which are among the exporters of raw materials for food products to Malaysia such as fertiliser and wheat,” he added. (ICE KUALA LUMPUR)

Fonte notizia: 17 Maggio 2023, Bernama