The annual inflation rate in Malta edged down to 1.1 percent in April of 2020 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. Prices slowed mostly for recreation & culture (0.8 percent vs 1.2 percent in March); restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent vs 1.2 percent) and housing & utilities (1.4 percent vs 1.7 percent). In addition, costs fell for education (-9 percent vs 2.4 percent); clothing & footwear (-1.5 percent vs -1.2 percent) and furnishings (-1.2 percent vs -1.6 percent). In contrast, inflation quickened for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.2 percent vs 2.3 percent); transport (2.3 percent vs 2.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.8 percent vs 1.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 2.9 percent, following a 1 percent rise in the previous month.

Inflation Rate in Malta averaged 1.88 percent from 2005 until 2020, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Malta is expected to be 1.30 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 1.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malta Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2021 and 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malta Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 1.20 5.74 -1.08 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-21 10:00 AM Jan 1.4% 1.3% 1.8%
2020-03-18 10:00 AM Feb 1.1% 1.4% 1.3%
2020-04-17 09:00 AM Mar 1.2% 1.1% 1.2%
2020-05-20 10:00 AM Apr 1.1% 1.2% 0.5%
2020-06-15 09:00 AM May 1.1%
2020-07-17 09:00 AM Jun 1.3%
2020-08-19 09:00 AM Jul
2020-09-18 09:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Malta Inflation Rate Drops to 1.1% in April
The annual inflation rate in Malta edged down to 1.1 percent in April of 2020 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. Prices slowed mostly for recreation & culture (0.8 percent vs 1.2 percent in March); restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent vs 1.2 percent) and housing & utilities (1.4 percent vs 1.7 percent). In addition, costs fell for education (-9 percent vs 2.4 percent); clothing & footwear (-1.5 percent vs -1.2 percent) and furnishings (-1.2 percent vs -1.6 percent). In contrast, inflation quickened for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.2 percent vs 2.3 percent); transport (2.3 percent vs 2.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.8 percent vs 1.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 2.9 percent, following a 1 percent rise in the previous month.
2020-05-20
Malta Inflation Rate Rises to 1.2% in March
The annual inflation rate in Malta rose to 1.2 percent in March 2020 from 1.1 percent in the previous month. Prices advanced further for restaurants & hotels (1.2 percent vs 1.1 percent in February); and recreation & culture (1.2 percent vs 0.5 percent). In contrasts, cost slowed for transport (2.2 percent vs 2.5 percent); housing & utilities (1.7 percent vs 1.9 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (1.2 percent vs 1.5 percent). Also, inflation was steady for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 2.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1 percent, after increasing 0.6 percent in the prior month.
2020-04-17
Malta February Inflation Rate Eases to 13-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Malta fell to 1.1 percent in February of 2020 from 1.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since January of 2019, as prices slowed for restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent vs 1.4 percent); food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.3 percent vs 2.5 percent in January) and recreation & culture (0.5 percent vs 0.9 percent). On the other hand, cost advanced faster for transport (2.5 percent vs 2.1 percent) and housing & utilities (1.9 percent vs 1.8 percent) while inflation was steady for miscellaneous goods & services (at 1.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.6 percent, after decreasing 1.4 percent in the preceding month.
2020-03-18
Malta Inflation Rate Edges Down to 1.4% in January
The annual inflation rate in Malta rose to 1.4 percent in January of 2020 from 1.3 percent in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.5 percent vs 2.2 percent in December); transport (2.1 percent vs 1.5 percent) and housing & utilities (1.8 percent vs 1.4 percent). On the other hand, inflation slowed mostly for restaurants & hotels (1.4 percent vs 1.7 percent); recreation & culture (0.9 percent vs 1.9 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.5 percent vs 1.9 percent). In addition, cost declined for clothing & footwear (-1 percent vs -2.4 percent) and furnishings (-0.2 percent vs -0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 1.4 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop in the preceding month.
2020-02-21

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.