Industrial production in Malta rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, decelerating from an upwardly revised 16.5 percent jump in the previous month. It was the second consecutive month of rising industrial activity, although at a softer pace, as production moderated for energy (7.1 percent vs 14.8 percent in April); capital goods (23.3 percent vs 31.3 percent) and consumer goods (3.4 percent vs 17.5 percent). Meanwhile, output advanced faster for intermediate goods (5.2 percent vs 4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial output shrank 4 percent in May, following an upwardly revised 5.7 percent increase in the prior month. source: National Statistics Office, Malta

Industrial Production in Malta averaged -0.08 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 22.20 percent in September of 2017 and a record low of -23.20 percent in February of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malta Industrial Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malta Industrial Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Industrial Production in Malta is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Malta to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malta Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malta Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.60 16.50 22.20 -23.20 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-08 09:00 AM Feb -10.7% -6.2% -6.9%
2021-05-11 09:00 AM Mar -2.9% -11.8% -2.5%
2021-06-10 09:00 AM Apr 16.4% -4.3% 8%
2021-07-08 09:00 AM May 7.6% 16.5% 4.2%
2021-08-10 09:00 AM Jun 7.6% 4.8%
2021-09-10 09:00 AM Jul
2021-10-08 09:00 AM Aug
2021-11-05 10:00 AM Sep


News Stream
Malta Industrial Output Growth Slows in May
Industrial production in Malta rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, decelerating from an upwardly revised 16.5 percent jump in the previous month. It was the second consecutive month of rising industrial activity, although at a softer pace, as production moderated for energy (7.1 percent vs 14.8 percent in April); capital goods (23.3 percent vs 31.3 percent) and consumer goods (3.4 percent vs 17.5 percent). Meanwhile, output advanced faster for intermediate goods (5.2 percent vs 4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial output shrank 4 percent in May, following an upwardly revised 5.7 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-07-08
Malta Industrial Output Rises the Most in Over 3 Years
Industrial production in Malta surged 16.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, rebounding from an upwardly revised 4.3 percent drop in the previous month. It was the strongest expansion in industrial activity since September of 2017, bolstered by surging output levels of capital goods (31.5 percent vs 1.5 percent in March), non-durable consumer goods (16.5 percent vs -0.5 percent), and energy (14.8 percent vs -11.2 percent). Smaller positive contributions came from intermediate goods (6.6 percent vs -9.7 percent) and durable consumer goods (3.8 percent vs -1.7 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial output jumped 5.3 percent in April, following a downwardly revised 1.9 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-06-10
Malta Industrial Output Shrinks the Least in 4 Months
Malta’s industrial production dropped 2.9 percent from a year earlier in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 11.8 percent slump in the previous month. It was the smallest contraction in industrial activity since November of 2020, as output fell at a softer pace for energy (-11.2 percent vs -23.1 percent in February), intermediate goods (-3.2 percent vs -11.6 percent), consumer goods (-1 percent vs -5.8 percent), namely durable consumer goods (-3.5 percent vs -7.3 percent) and non-durable consumer goods (-0.9 percent vs -5.6 percent). In contrast, capital goods output rebounded (1 percent vs -13.1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial output rose by 2 percent in March, following an upwardly revised 4.1 percent contraction in the prior month.
2021-05-11
Malta Industrial Output Slumps the Most in 5 Years
Malta's industrial production slumped by 10.7 percent from a year earlier in February of 2021, the largest contraction since March of 2016, following an upwardly revised 6.2 percent decline in the previous month. Output decreased significantly across all sectors namely energy (-23.1 percent vs -29.0 percent in January), capital goods (-13 percent vs -13.8 percent), intermediate goods (-10.4 percent vs -5.2 percent) and consumer goods (-3.8 percent vs 9.1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial output decreased by 3.7 percent in February, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the prior month.
2021-04-08

Malta Industrial Production
In Malta, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.