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. source: National Statistics Office, Malta

Industrial Production in Malta averaged -0.15 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 May of 2021.

Industrial Production in Malta is expected to be 6.50 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 7.20 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
-10.70 -6.20 22.20 -23.20 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 10:00 AM Nov -2.6% 0.5% 0.2%
2021-02-08 10:00 AM Dec -4.2% -1.9% 0.7%
2021-03-09 09:30 AM Jan -6% -4.2% -6.5%
2021-04-08 09:00 AM Feb -10.7% -6.2% -6.9%
2021-05-11 09:00 AM Mar -10.7%
2021-06-04 09:00 AM Apr
2021-07-06 09:00 AM May
2021-08-05 09:00 AM Jun


News Stream
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 Output Contraction Continues in January
Malta's industrial production dropped 6 percent from a year earlier in January 2021, following a 4.8 percent decline in the previous month, as output fell for energy (-29 percent vs -15.3 percent in December), intermediate goods (-0.3 percent vs 6.9 percent), and capital goods (-15.5 percent vs -7.5 percent). By contrast, consumer goods output rebounded (8 percent vs -4.3 percent ). On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial output went up 0.7 percent in January, following a 0.3 percent increase in December.
2021-03-09
Malta Industrial Output Falls at Faster Pace
Malta's industrial production dropped 4.2 percent from a year earlier in December 2020, following a revised 1.9 percent decline in the previous month, as output fell for energy (-15.2 percent vs -18.2 percent in November), consumer goods (-4.1 percent vs 1.1 percent), and capital goods (-3.3 percent vs 0.4 percent). Meanwhile, intermediate goods production rose at a faster pace (4.7 percent vs 0.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial output rebounded 0.7 percent in December, compared with a 1.3 percent fall in November.
2021-02-08
Malta Industrial Output Shrinks for 6th Month
Industrial production in Malta fell 3.2 percent in September of 2020, following an upwardly revised 3.4 percent slump in August and marking the sixth straight month of declines, due to the pandemic crisis. Output shrank for capital goods (-8.3 percent vs -1.1 percent in August); consumer goods (-3.5 percent vs -2.3 percent) and intermediate goods (-1.3 percent vs -8.3 percent). Meanwhile, production rebounded for energy (1.8 percent vs -3.5 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial activity went down 1.7 percent, for the first time in four months, after a downwardly revised 1.6 percent rise in the prior month.
2020-11-05

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.