Malta Inflation Rate  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Malta increased 1.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, easing slightly from a 1.2 percent rise in the previous period. It is the lowest inflation rate since December last year, as prices went up at a slower pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.9 percent vs 3.7 percent in March), restaurants and hotels (1.1 percent vs 1.3 percent), housing and utilities (0.2 percent vs 0.3 percent) and furniture and household equipment (3.5 percent vs 3.6 percent). In contrast, cost rose faster for transport (0.8 percent vs 0.4 percent) and fell less for recreation and culture (-0.8 percent vs -1.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 2.6 percent compared to a 0.9 percent increase in March. Inflation Rate in Malta averaged 1.97 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-16 10:00 AM Feb 1.2% 1.4% 1.7%
2017-04-19 09:00 AM Mar 1.2% 1.2% 1.1%
2017-05-17 09:00 AM Apr 1.1% 1.2% 1.4%
2017-06-16 09:00 AM May 1.1% 1.13%
2017-07-18 09:00 AM Jun 1.14%
2017-08-16 09:00 AM Jul 1.14%




Malta Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.10 1.20 5.74 -1.08 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 2.60 0.90 4.16 -3.44 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 99.87 99.40 111.99 83.29 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.35 99.78 103.72 61.45 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 89.77 91.91 136.90 85.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 93.83 93.79 114.38 93.74 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.90 3.70 6.80 -0.40 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.80 -0.20 9.50 -9.70 percent [+]


Malta Inflation Rate Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 1.20 5.74 -1.08 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 4.08 Apr/17
Canada 1.60 Apr/17
China 1.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.90 Apr/17
France 1.20 Apr/17
Germany 2.00 Apr/17
India 2.99 Apr/17
Indonesia 4.17 Apr/17
Italy 1.90 Apr/17
Japan 0.40 Apr/17
Mexico 5.82 Apr/17
Netherlands 1.60 Apr/17
Russia 4.10 Apr/17
South Korea 1.90 Apr/17
Spain 2.60 Apr/17
Switzerland 0.40 Apr/17
Turkey 11.87 Apr/17
United Kingdom 2.70 Apr/17
United States 2.20 Apr/17