Malta's producer prices increased 1.4 percent from a year earlier in November 2019, easing from a 2.2 percent advance in the previous month, as costs rose at a slower pace for intermediate (2.3 percent vs 4.3 percent in October) and consumer goods (0.8 percent vs 0.9 percent). Meanwhile, energy prices were flat while capital goods inflation was unchanged at 1.8 percent. Industrial producer prices for the domestic market increased 0.8 percent (vs 0.9 percent in October) and non-domestic prices rose 1.8 percent (vs 3.1 percent in October). On a monthly basis, producer prices dropped 0.2 percent. Producer Prices Change in Malta averaged -0.37 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.50 percent in October of 2006 and a record low of -9.70 percent in October of 2007. source: National Statistics Office, Malta

Producer Prices Change in Malta is expected to be 2.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in Malta to stand at 1.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malta Producer Prices Change is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malta Producer Prices Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 2.20 9.50 -9.70 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-26 09:00 AM Aug 1.4% 1.6% 1.9%
2019-10-30 10:00 AM Sep 2% 1.5% 1.7%
2019-11-26 10:00 AM Oct 2.2% 2% 2.1%
2019-12-27 10:00 AM Nov 1.4% 2.2%
2020-01-28 10:00 AM Dec 1.4% 2.2%


News Stream
2019-11-26
Malta Producer Inflation Picks Up to 7-Month High
Producer prices in Malta rose to 2.2 percent year-on-year in October 2019, up from a 2 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest producer inflation since March, as cost advanced faster for intermediate goods (4.3 percent vs 3.7 percent in September) and consumer goods (0.9 percent vs 0.8 percent), of which non-durable (0.9 percent vs 0.8 percent) and durable consumer goods (0.8 percent, the same as in September). On the other hand, capital goods prices slowed (1.8 percent vs 1.9 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices dropped 0.2 percent, after a 0.9 percent rise in September.

2019-10-30
Malta Producer Inflation At 6-Month High of 2%
Producer prices in Malta jumped 2 percent year-on-year in September 2019, faster than an upwardly revised 1.5 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest producer inflation since March, as cost advanced further for intermediate goods (4 percent vs 1.7 percent in August). Also, inflation was steady for capital goods (at 1.9 percent) while prices slowed for consumer goods (0.8 percent vs 1.9 percent), mainly due to non-durable consumer goods (0.8 percent vs 2 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices went up 0.9 percent, after a 0.4 percent fall in August.

2019-09-26
Malta Producer Inflation At Over 2-Year Low
Producer prices in Malta increased 1.4 percent year-on-year in August of 2019, easing from a downwardly revised 1.6 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest producer inflation since June 2017, as prices slowed for intermediate (1.8 percent vs 2.6 percent in July) and capital goods (1.9 percent vs 2.0 percent). Meanwhile, consumer goods prices advanced faster (1.4 percent vs 1.1 percent) while energy cost remained flat. On a monthly basis, producer prices went down 0.4 percent, after decreasing 0.5 percent in the previous month.

2019-08-27
Malta Producer Inflation Picks Up to 4-Month High of 1.8%
Producer prices in Malta increased 1.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.6 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest producer inflation since March, as cost advanced faster for intermediate goods (2.7 percent from 2.4 percent in June) and capital goods (2 percent from 1.9 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for consumer goods (at 1.4 percent), namely durable consumer goods (0.8 percent, the same as in June) while prices of energy remained flat. On a monthly basis, producer prices went down 0.5 percent, after a 0.6 percent gain in June.

2019-07-25
Malta Producer Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5% YoY in June
Producer prices in Malta rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in June 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent gain in the previous month. Cost eased for consumer (1.3 percent compared to 1.4 percent in May) and capital goods (1.3 percent compared to 1.4 percent). On the other hand, prices of intermediate goods went up further (2.4 percent compared to 2.1 percent) while cost of energy remained flat. On a monthly basis, producer prices increased 0.5 percent, after rising 0.4 percent in the prior month.

2019-06-25
Malta Producer Inflation At Near 2-Year Low
Producer prices in Malta increased 1.2 percent year-on-year in May 2019, the same pace as in the previous month. Producer inflation stood at the lowest level since June 2017, as prices slowed for consumer goods (1.3 percent vs 1.5 percent) and rose at the same pace for capital goods (0.1 percent). Meantime, cost remained flat for energy for the fifteenth month running. In contrast, prices increased faster for intermediate goods (2.1 percent vs 1.8 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices went up 0.4 percent, after decreasing 0.6 percent in the previous month.


Malta Producer Prices Change
In Malta, the industrial producer price index monitors the changes in selling prices of all leading products within a sample of 83 large enterprises which account for over 80 per cent of the total industrial turnover. The index includes prices for both domestic and non-domestic markets.

Malta Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.30 5.74 -1.08 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -3.00 4.16 -3.44 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.44 103.69 103.69 74.37 points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.44 103.69 109.63 61.45 points [+]
GDP Deflator 85.68 80.18 136.90 80.18 points [+]
Producer Prices 108.48 108.73 114.38 95.63 points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.40 2.20 9.50 -9.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 2.20 1.30 6.80 -0.40 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 106.16 106.01 109.63 99.38 points [+]
Cpi Transportation 103.18 102.48 107.67 87.51 points [+]