The annual inflation rate in Malawi dropped to 9.4 percent in April of 2020 from 9.8 percent in March, reaching its lowest level since last September, as prices slowed for both food (14.6 percent vs 14.7 percent in March) and non-food products (5 percent vs 5.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices slumped 4.2 percent, the most since August of 1999, after decreasing 0.7 percent in the previous month. Inflation slowed in both rural areas (11.7 percent vs 12.1 percent) and urban areas (6.6 percent vs 6.7 percent).

Inflation Rate in Malawi averaged 14.37 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 37.90 percent in February of 2013 and a record low of 6.30 percent in December of 2010. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malawi Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malawi Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Malawi is expected to be 9.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Malawi to stand at 8.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malawi Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 7.60 percent in 2021 and 5.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.40 9.80 37.90 6.30 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly
2017M2=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-19 07:00 PM Jan 11.1% 11.5% 12.6%
2020-03-19 12:00 PM Feb 11% 11.1% 12.7%
2020-04-20 07:30 AM Mar 9.8% 11% 10.2%
2020-05-18 07:30 AM Apr 9.4% 9.8% 9.2%
2020-06-18 11:30 AM May 9.4% 9.2%
2020-07-16 11:00 AM Jun 9%
2020-08-17 11:00 AM Jul
2020-09-18 11:30 AM Aug


News Stream
Malawi April Inflation Rate at 7-Month Low of 9.4%
The annual inflation rate in Malawi dropped to 9.4 percent in April of 2020 from 9.8 percent in March, reaching its lowest level since last September, as prices slowed for both food (14.6 percent vs 14.7 percent in March) and non-food products (5 percent vs 5.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices slumped 4.2 percent, the most since August of 1999, after decreasing 0.7 percent in the previous month. Inflation slowed in both rural areas (11.7 percent vs 12.1 percent) and urban areas (6.6 percent vs 6.7 percent).
2020-05-18
Malawi March Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Malawi decreased to 9.8 percent in March of 2020 from 11 percent in February, reaching the lowest level since last October. Prices slowed for both food (14.7 percent vs 17 percent) and non-food products (5.1 percent vs 5.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.7 percent, after rising 1.3 percent in the previous month.
2020-04-20
Malawi February Inflation Rate Ticks Down to 11%
The annual inflation rate in Malawi fell marginally to 11 percent in February of 2020 from 11.1 percent in the prior month, as prices rose slightly less for food products (17 percent vs 17.6 percent in January). Meanwhile, non-food inflation edged higher (5.4 percent vs 5.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.3 percent, after increasing 3 percent in the previous month.
2020-03-20
Malawi Inflation Rate Ticks Down to 11.1% in January
The annual inflation rate in Malawi eased to 11.1 percent in January 2020 from 11.5 percent in the previous month, as prices advanced at a slower pace for food products (17.6 percent vs 19.3 percent in December). Meanwhile, non-food inflation edged higher (5.1 percent vs 4.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 3 percent, following a 2.2 percent increase in the previous month.
2020-02-20

Malawi Inflation Rate
In Malawi, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods.