Malta Inflation Rate  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Malta increased 1.3 percent in December of 2017, easing from a 1.5 percent rise in the previous month. Cost rose at a softer pace for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.0 percent compared to 2.2 percent in November); restaurants and hotels (1.1 percent compared to 1.3 percent) and transport (1.1 percent compared to 1.7 percent). Meantime, prices advanced at a faster pace for: recreation and culture (2.3 percent compared to 1.9 percent ); furniture and household equipment (3.7 percent compared to 3.6 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.8 percent compared to 1.7 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for housing and utilities (1.5 percent, the same as in November) and declined less for clothing and footwear (-1.4 percent compared to -3.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent, after a 2.3 percent drop in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Malta averaged 1.94 percent from 2005 until 2017, 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.

Malta Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.5% 1.2% 1.4%
2017-12-18 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.5% 1.5% 1.6%
2018-01-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.5% 1.6%
2018-02-23 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.40%
2018-03-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.40%
2018-04-19 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.50%


Malta Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.50 5.74 -1.08 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 -2.30 4.16 -3.44 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.88 100.97 105.00 61.45 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.63 100.26 100.63 74.37 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 89.82 84.57 136.90 83.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 97.78 97.78 114.38 93.76 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.10 3.80 9.50 -9.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 1.00 2.20 6.80 -0.40 percent [+]


Malta Inflation Rate

In Malta, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (16.7 percent of total weight). Restaurants and Hotels accounts for 16.2 percent; Transport for 14 percent; Recreation and Culture for 10 percent; Housing and Utilities for 8.2 percent and Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 7.7 percent. Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance; Clothing and Footwear; Health; Communication; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 27.2 percent of total weight. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 1.50 5.74 -1.08 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.80 Sep/17
Brazil 2.95 Dec/17
Canada 2.10 Nov/17
China 1.80 Dec/17
Euro Area 1.40 Dec/17
France 1.20 Dec/17
Germany 1.70 Dec/17
India 5.21 Dec/17
Indonesia 3.61 Dec/17
Italy 0.90 Dec/17
Japan 0.60 Nov/17
Mexico 6.77 Dec/17
Netherlands 1.30 Dec/17
Russia 2.50 Dec/17
South Korea 1.50 Dec/17
Spain 1.10 Dec/17
Switzerland 0.80 Dec/17
Turkey 11.92 Dec/17
United Kingdom 3.00 Dec/17
United States 2.10 Dec/17


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