Food inflation in Malawi surged to 19.3 percent in December 2019, its highest level since January 2017, from 17.2 percent in November, amid shortages of maize caused by armyworms infestation across the country.

Food Inflation in Malawi averaged 20.91 percent from 1990 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 113 percent in July of 1995 and a record low of 2 percent in September of 2003. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malawi Food Inflation - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Food Inflation in Malawi is expected to be 8.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Food Inflation in Malawi to stand at 4.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malawi Food Inflation is projected to trend around 4.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Food Inflation

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.30 17.20 113.00 2.00 1990 - 2019 percent Monthly