Macau's consumer price inflation eased to 3.35 percent year-on-year in October 2018 from an over 2-1/2 year high of 3.51 percent in the previous month. Cost slowed for housing & utilities (2.97 pct vs 3.06 pct in September); transport (6.31 pct vs 6.40 pct); miscellaneous goods & services (3.00 pct vs 3.31 pct); clothing & footwear (5.72 pct vs 7.19 pct); recreation & culture (1.71 pct vs 2.92 pct) and household goods & furnishings (3.24 pct vs 3.70 pct). On the other hand, price advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.91 pct vs 2.85 pct); education (5.84 pct vs 5.83 pct) and health (4.76 pct vs 4.62 pct); and fell less for communication (-6.71 pct vs -7.93 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.16 percent. Inflation Rate in Macau averaged 2.62 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9.49 percent in March of 2008 and a record low of -3.65 percent in July of 1999.

Inflation Rate in Macau is expected to be 3.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Macau to stand at 3.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Macau Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-21 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.33% 3.11% 3%
2018-09-21 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.32% 3.33% 3.5%
2018-10-22 04:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.51% 3.32% 3.6%
2018-11-22 02:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.35% 3.51% 3.7%
2018-12-28 04:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.35% 3.2%
2019-01-22 09:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-02-26 03:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Macau Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.35 3.51 9.49 -3.65 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 113.73 113.54 113.73 60.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.16 0.30 2.53 -1.30 percent [+]
Import Prices 117.90 126.80 243.20 46.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.91 2.85 19.97 -5.46 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 105.60 104.70 105.60 46.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 113.20 113.20 113.20 52.22 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 119.52 120.25 120.25 71.45 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 128.40 118.30 169.20 61.40 Index Points [+]


Macau Inflation Rate

In Macau, the most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (29 percent of the total weight) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (27 percent). The index also includes: transports (11 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (9.4 percent); clothing and footwear (6.5 percent); recreation and culture (4.8 percent); household appliances (3.3 percent); health (3 percent); education (2.9 percent); communication (2.5 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.0 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Macao Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Macau Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.35 3.51 9.49 -3.65 1999 - 2018 percent Monthly
10/2013 – 09/2014=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 45.50 Oct/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.05 Nov/18
Canada 2.40 Oct/18
China 2.20 Nov/18
Euro Area 2.00 Nov/18
France 1.90 Nov/18
Germany 2.30 Nov/18
India 2.33 Nov/18
Indonesia 3.23 Nov/18
Italy 1.60 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Oct/18
Mexico 4.72 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.00 Nov/18
Russia 3.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 0.70 Oct/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
South Korea 2.00 Nov/18
Spain 1.70 Nov/18
Switzerland 0.90 Nov/18
Turkey 21.62 Nov/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.20 Nov/18


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