Malta's annual inflation rate was 1.7 percent in May 2019, the same as in the previous month. It remains at the highest level since last October, as prices continued to rise for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.3 percent vs 3.8 percent in April) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.4 percent vs 1.7 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for restaurants & hotels (2.5 percent vs 3.3 percent); transport (1.0 percent vs 1.4 percent); recreation & culture (0.5 percent vs 0.8 percent). Meantime, inflation remained steady for housing & utilities (at 2.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.4 percent, slowing from a 3 percent rise in April. Inflation Rate in Malta averaged 1.91 percent from 2005 until 2019, 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 1.60 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 2.00 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
2019-03-15 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.0% 1%
2019-04-17 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
2019-05-15 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.7% 1.3% 1.3%
2019-06-14 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.7% 1.7% 1.4%
2019-07-17 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.7% 1.6%
2019-08-19 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.5%
2019-09-13 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.8%


Malta Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.70 1.70 5.74 -1.08 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.40 3.00 4.16 -3.44 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.63 102.11 102.72 74.37 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 107.02 105.57 107.56 61.45 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 80.20 86.26 136.90 80.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 107.73 108.35 114.38 95.63 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.20 2.10 9.50 -9.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 4.30 3.80 6.80 -0.40 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 105.16 105.10 109.63 99.38 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.55 100.78 105.89 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 1.70 5.74 -1.08 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 57.30 May/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.66 May/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.70 May/19
Euro Area 1.20 May/19
France 0.90 May/19
Germany 1.40 May/19
India 3.05 May/19
Indonesia 3.32 May/19
Italy 0.80 May/19
Japan 0.90 Apr/19
Mexico 4.28 May/19
Netherlands 2.40 May/19
Russia 5.10 May/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Apr/19
Singapore 0.80 Apr/19
South Africa 4.40 Apr/19
South Korea 0.70 May/19
Spain 0.80 May/19
Switzerland 0.60 May/19
Turkey 18.71 May/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Apr/19
United States 1.80 May/19


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