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Data for the compilation of Composite and Diffusion Indexes is obtained from the Department of Statistics Malaysia and the following agencies:
The economic indicators are unable to take into account internal or/and external shocks to the economy.
Indices for the purpose of monitoring Malaysia's economic situation on a monthly basis, consisting of leading, lagging, and coincidence indicators.
Name in Dataset
The date in YYYY-MM-DD format
The Leading Index measures anticipations of the overall economic activity in the months ahead. The index tells us where the economy is going.
The Coincident Index is a comprehensive measure of the overall current economic performance.
The Lagging Index is to validate the signal of the Leading and Coincident Indexes
Leading Index (Diffusion)
The Diffusion Index is a complement to the Composite Index. It is used to assist in making a decision especially in determining turning point of economic cycle. The value of 100 for Diffusion Index implies that all components are increasing and the value of zero shows that all components are decreasing.
Coincident Index (Diffusion)
The Diffusion Index is a complement to the Composite Index. It is used to assist in making a decision especially in determining turning point of economic cycle. The value of 100 for Diffusion Index implies that all components are increasing and the value of zero shows that all components are decreasing
This data is made open under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). A human-readable copy of the license is available Here.
Full Dataset (CSV)
Recommended for individuals seeking an Excel-friendly format.
Full Dataset (Parquet)
Recommended for data scientists seeking to work with data via code.
Connect directly to the data with Python.
# If not already installed, do: pip install pandas fastparquet
import pandas as pd
URL_DATA = 'https://storage.dosm.gov.my/mei/mei.parquet'
df = pd.read_parquet(URL_DATA)
if 'date' in df.columns: df['date'] = pd.to_datetime(df['date'])
url = "https://api.data.gov.my/data-catalogue?id=economic_indicators&limit=3"
response_json = requests.get(url=url).json()