The annual inflation rate in Macau decreased to 2.56 percent in December 2019 from 2.70 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest inflation rate since January 2018, as inflation eased for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.31 pct vs 5.40 pct in November); housing & utilities (1.28 pct vs 1.41 pct); education (5.13 pct vs 5.20 pct), and health (4.49 pct vs 4.59 pct). In addition, prices fell more for: recreation & culture (-2.82 pct vs -1.71 pct); clothing & footwear (-5.41 pct vs -4.57 pct), and communication (-2.79 pct vs -2.76 pct). Meantime, inflation accelerated for: transport (4.90 pct vs 4.34 pct); household goods & furnishings (1.96 pct vs 1.54 pct), and miscellaneous goods & services (3.60 pct vs 3.42 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.20 percent in December, after a 0.05 percent gain in November.

Inflation Rate in Macau averaged 2.63 percent from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.49 percent in March of 2008 and a record low of -3.65 percent in July of 1999. This page provides the latest reported value for - Macao Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Inflation Rate in Macau is expected to be 2.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Macau to stand at 2.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Macau Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Macau Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.56 2.70 9.49 -3.65 1999 - 2019 percent Monthly
10/2013 – 09/2014=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-21 04:50 AM Sep 2.73% 2.83% 2.9%
2019-11-25 10:10 AM Oct 2.86% 2.73% 2.8%
2019-12-19 03:50 AM Nov 2.70% 2.86% 2.8%
2020-01-22 09:30 AM Dec 2.56% 2.70% 2.6%
2020-02-21 04:00 AM Jan 2.56% 2.6%


News Stream
2019-12-19
Macau Inflation Rate at 4-Month Low of 2.7%
The annual inflation rate in Macau declined to 2.70 percent in November 2019 from 2.86 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest inflation rate since July, as inflation eased for: transport (4.34 pcnt vs 4.85 pct in October); household goods & furnishings (1.54 pct vs 1.73 pct); and education (5.20 pct vs 5.24 pct). In addition, recreation & culture prices fell (-1.71 pct vs 1.15 pct), while prices of both clothing & footwear (-4.57 pct vs -1.93 pct) and communication (-2.76 pct vs -2.57 pct) dropped faster. On the other hand, inflation accelerated for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.40 pct vs 4.76 pct); housing & utilities (1.41 pct vs 1.36 pct); miscellaneous goods & services (3.42 pct vs 3.28 pct); and health (4.59 pct vs 4.42 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.05 percent in November, after a 0.29 percent rise in October.

2019-11-25
Macau Inflation Rate Rises to 9-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Macau increased to 2.86 percent in October 2019 from 2.73 percent in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since January, as inflation accelerated for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.76 pct vs 4.41 pct in September); housing & utilities (1.36 pct vs 1.20 pct); transport (4.85 pcnt vs 4.22 pct); household goods & furnishings (1.73 pct vs 1.66 pct); miscellaneous goods & services (3.28 pct vs 3.21 pct); and health (4.42 pct vs 4.17 pct). Meanwhile, inflation eased for: recreation & culture (1.15 pct vs 1.21 pct), and education (5.24 pct vs 5.25 pct). On the other hand, prices continued to fall for both clothing & footwear (-1.93 pct vs -0.43 pct) and communication (-2.57 pct vs -2.56 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.29 percent in October, after a 0.20 percent rise in September.

2019-10-21
Macau Inflation Rate Slows to 2.73% in September
The annual inflation rate in Macau dropped to 2.73 percent in September 2019 from 2.83 percent in the previous month. Inflation eased for: housing & utilities (1.20 percent vs 1.33 percent in August); transport (4.22 percent vs 5.06 percent); household goods & furnishings (1.66 percent vs 2.34 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (3.21 percent vs 3.54 percent); recreation & culture (1.21 percent vs 1.65 percent), and education (5.25 percent vs 5.83 percent). In addition, prices fell faster for clothing & footwear (-0.43 percent vs -0.08 percent); communication (-2.56 percent vs -2.53 percent). Meanwhile, inflation accelerated for both food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.41 percent vs 4.00 percent) and health (4.17 percent vs 3.91 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.20 percent in September, after a 0.30 percent gain in August.

2019-09-20
Macau Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 2.83%
The annual inflation rate in Macau increased to 2.83 percent in August 2019, the highest since March, from 2.60 percent in the previous month, as prices went up at faster pace for: for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.00 percent vs 3.62 percent in July); miscellaneous goods & services (3.54 percent vs 2.48 percent); recreation & culture (1.65 percent vs 0.47 percent); health (3.91 percent vs 2.07 percent), and education (5.83 percent vs 5.81 percent). In addition, prices fell softer for clothing & footwear prices continued to drop (-0.08 percent vs -1.25 percent). Meanwhile, inflation eased for transport (5.06 percent vs 5.09 percent); housing & utilities (1.33 percent vs 1.94 percent); household goods & furnishings (2.34 percent vs 2.36 percent). On the other hand, communication prices continue to drop (-2.53 percent vs -2.45 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.30 percent in August, after a 0.22 percent gain in July.

2019-08-21
Macau Inflation Rate Edges Down to 1-1/2 Year Low
The annual inflation rate in Macau inched lower to 2.60 percent in July 2019, the lowest since January 2018, from 2.62 percent in the previous month, as prices rose at softer pace for: housing & utilities (1.94 percent vs 2.29 percent in June); household goods & furnishings (2.36 percent vs 2.39 percent); recreation & culture (0.47 percent vs 1.21 percent); health (2.07 percent vs 2.09 percent), and education (5.81 percent vs 5.90 percent).In addition, prices fell faster for communication (-2.45 percent vs -0.72 percent). Meanwhile, inflation accelerated for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.62 percent vs 3.35 percent); transport (5.09 percent vs 4.76 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (2.48 percent vs 2.23 percent). On the other hand, clothing & footwear prices continued to drop (-1.25 percent vs -1.40 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.22 percent in July, after a 0.29 percent gain in June.

2019-07-22
Macau Inflation Rate Falls to 18-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Macau declined to 2.62 percent in June 2019, the lowest since January 2018, from 2.69 percent in the previous month, as prices rose at softer pace for: transport (4.76 percent vs 4.88 percent); household goods & furnishings (2.39 percent vs 2.52 percent); recreation & culture (1.21 percent vs 1.93 percent); and health (2.09 percent vs 2.29 percent). In addition, prices fell for clothing & footwear (-1.40 percent vs 0.80 percent) and communication (-0.72 percent vs -0.79 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for both housing & utilities (at 2.29 percent) and education (at 5.90 percent), while it accelerated for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.35 percent vs 3.01 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.23 percent vs 1.83 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.29 percent in June, after a 0.28 percent gain in May.


Macau Inflation Rate
In Macau, the most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (29 percent of the total weight) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (27 percent). The index also includes: transports (11 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (9.4 percent); clothing and footwear (6.5 percent); recreation and culture (4.8 percent); household appliances (3.3 percent); health (3 percent); education (2.9 percent); communication (2.5 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.0 percent).

Macau Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.56 2.70 9.49 -3.65 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 117.28 117.04 117.28 60.40 points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.05 2.53 -1.30 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.31 5.40 19.97 -5.46 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 106.10 105.00 106.10 45.50 points [+]
Import Prices 123.90 116.50 243.20 46.40 points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 114.99 114.91 114.99 52.22 points [+]
CPI Transportation 126.06 125.33 126.06 71.45 points [+]
Export Prices 119.10 110.10 169.20 61.40 points [+]