The annual inflation rate in Malta fell to 1.4 percent in November 2018 from 2.1 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest inflation rate since April, as prices slowed mainly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.5% vs 4% in October); transport (1.2% vs 1.3%) and housing & utilities (0.8% vs 1.1%). Also, inflation softened for miscellaneous goods & services (1.9% vs 2.2%) and restaurants & hotels (1.0% vs 3.4%) while it remained steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2 percent) and health (0.5 percent). In addition, prices continued to fall for recreation & culture (-0.6% vs -1.0%); communication (-1.1%, the same pace as in October) and education (-4.4% vs -1.6%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 2.9 percent, after falling 1.2 percent in the preceding month. Inflation Rate in Malta averaged 1.93 percent from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5.74 percent in October of 2008 and a record low of -1.08 percent in April of 2007.

Inflation Rate in Malta is expected to be 2.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Malta to stand at 2.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malta Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-14 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.4% 2.1% 2%
2018-10-12 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.5% 2.4% 1.9%
2018-11-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.1% 2.5% 2.4%
2018-12-14 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.4% 2.1% 2.3%
2019-01-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.4% 2.40%
2019-02-22 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-03-15 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Malta Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.40 2.10 5.74 -1.08 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -2.90 -1.20 4.16 -3.44 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.88 101.53 101.88 74.37 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.35 105.45 107.56 61.45 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 87.37 81.35 136.90 81.35 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.60 106.81 114.38 93.76 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.40 3.90 9.50 -9.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 3.50 4.00 6.80 -0.40 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 104.65 103.78 109.63 99.38 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.74 101.89 105.89 87.51 Index Points [+]


Malta Inflation Rate

In Malta, the most important category in the consumer price index is Restaurant and Hotels (17.6 percent of total weight). Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages accounts for 16.2 percent; Transport for 13.4 percent; Recreation and Culture for 10.5 percent; Housing and Utilities for 8.3 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Service for 8 percent. Household Goods and Maintenance; Clothing and Footwear; Health; Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; Communication and Education account for the remaining 26 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malta Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malta Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 2.10 5.74 -1.08 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.00 Nov/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.05 Nov/18
Canada 2.40 Oct/18
China 2.20 Nov/18
Euro Area 1.90 Nov/18
France 1.90 Nov/18
Germany 2.30 Nov/18
India 2.33 Nov/18
Indonesia 3.23 Nov/18
Italy 1.60 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Oct/18
Mexico 4.72 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.00 Nov/18
Russia 3.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 0.70 Oct/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
South Korea 2.00 Nov/18
Spain 1.70 Nov/18
Switzerland 0.90 Nov/18
Turkey 21.62 Nov/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.20 Nov/18


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