Malta's industrial production dropped 4.2 percent from a year earlier in December 2020, following a revised 1.9 percent decline in the previous month, as output fell for energy (-15.2 percent vs -18.2 percent in November), consumer goods (-4.1 percent vs 1.1 percent), and capital goods (-3.3 percent vs 0.4 percent). Meanwhile, intermediate goods production rose at a faster pace (4.7 percent vs 0.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial output rebounded 0.7 percent in December, compared with a 1.3 percent fall in November. source: National Statistics Office, Malta

Industrial Production in Malta averaged -0.08 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 22.20 percent in September of 2017 and a record low of -23.20 percent in February of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malta Industrial Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malta Industrial Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Industrial Production in Malta is expected to be 4.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Malta to stand at 7.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malta Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malta Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4.20 -1.90 22.20 -23.20 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-05 10:00 AM Sep -3.2% -3.4% -2%
2020-12-09 10:00 AM Oct 1% -1.1% -3.8%
2021-01-08 10:00 AM Nov -2.6% 0.5% 0.2%
2021-02-08 10:00 AM Dec -4.2% -1.9% 0.7%
2021-03-09 10:00 AM Jan -4.2% -6.5%
2021-04-08 09:00 AM Feb
2021-05-07 09:00 AM Mar
2021-06-04 09:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Malta Industrial Output Falls at Faster Pace
Malta's industrial production dropped 4.2 percent from a year earlier in December 2020, following a revised 1.9 percent decline in the previous month, as output fell for energy (-15.2 percent vs -18.2 percent in November), consumer goods (-4.1 percent vs 1.1 percent), and capital goods (-3.3 percent vs 0.4 percent). Meanwhile, intermediate goods production rose at a faster pace (4.7 percent vs 0.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial output rebounded 0.7 percent in December, compared with a 1.3 percent fall in November.
2021-02-08
Malta Industrial Output Shrinks for 6th Month
Industrial production in Malta fell 3.2 percent in September of 2020, following an upwardly revised 3.4 percent slump in August and marking the sixth straight month of declines, due to the pandemic crisis. Output shrank for capital goods (-8.3 percent vs -1.1 percent in August); consumer goods (-3.5 percent vs -2.3 percent) and intermediate goods (-1.3 percent vs -8.3 percent). Meanwhile, production rebounded for energy (1.8 percent vs -3.5 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial activity went down 1.7 percent, for the first time in four months, after a downwardly revised 1.6 percent rise in the prior month.
2020-11-05
Malta Industrial Output Shrinks for 5th Month
Industrial production in Malta fell 2.5 percent year-on-year in August of 2020, the fifth straight month of declines, due to the coronavirus crisis. Decreases were registered in the output for intermediate goods (-5.4 percent), energy (-3.5 percent) and consumer goods (-2.2 percent). In contrast, the production of capital goods increased by 0.5 percent. On a monthly basis however, industrial output went up 2.1 percent, the third straight month of rising production.
2020-10-09
Malta Industrial Output Shrinks Less in June
Malta's industrial production fell 3.3 percent from a year earlier in June of 2020, following an upwardly revised 7.7 percent decline in May, as lockdown restrictions continued to be lifted. It was the softest downturn in industrial activity in the current three-month sequence of declines, as output rebounded for consumer goods (4.3 percent vs -1.4 percent in May), led by non-durables (4.9 percent vs -0.9 percent). However, production decreased for capital goods (-19.4 percent vs -22.3 percent); energy (-3.8 percent vs -0.5 percent) and intermediate goods (-0.2 percent vs -11 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production grew 3.1 percent, the most since August of 2019, after a revised 0.6 percent drop in the preceding month.
2020-08-05

Malta Industrial Production
In Malta, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.