Annual inflation rate in Malta decreased to 2.1 percent in October of 2018 from 2.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since July, as prices slowed for restaurant & hotels (3.4 percent from 4.1 percent in September); transport (1.3 percent from 3.8 percent); household goods & maintenance (0.8 percent from 2.5 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2 percent from 1.3 percent). On the other hand, cost rose faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4 percent from 3.3 percent); housing & utilities (1.1 percent from 0.6 percent) and health (0.5 percent from 0.2 percent). Meantime, prices continued to decline for recreation & culture (-1 percent, the same as in September); communication (-1.1 percent from -1.9 percent) and education (-1.6 percent from -0.8 percent) while cost rebounded for clothing & footwear (0.4 percent from -1.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 1.2 percent, following a 0.8 percent drop in September. Inflation Rate in Malta averaged 1.93 percent from 2005 until 2018, 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
2018-09-14 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.4% 2.1% 2%
2018-10-12 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.5% 2.4% 1.9%
2018-11-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.1% 2.5% 2.4%
2018-12-14 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.1% 2.3%


Malta Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.10 2.50 5.74 -1.08 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -1.20 -0.80 4.16 -3.44 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 105.45 106.69 107.56 61.45 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.53 100.86 101.53 74.37 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 81.35 81.47 136.90 81.35 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.81 106.34 114.38 93.76 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.90 3.60 9.50 -9.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 3.30 2.40 6.80 -0.40 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 103.78 103.20 109.63 99.38 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 101.89 105.89 105.89 87.51 Index Points [+]


Malta Inflation Rate

In Malta, the most important category in the consumer price index is Restaurant and Hotels (17.6 percent of total weight). Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages accounts for 16.2 percent; Transport for 13.4 percent; Recreation and Culture for 10.5 percent; Housing and Utilities for 8.3 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Service for 8 percent. Household Goods and Maintenance; Clothing and Footwear; Health; Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; Communication and Education account for the remaining 26 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.10 2.50 5.74 -1.08 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last
Argentina 45.50 Oct/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.56 Oct/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Oct/18
Euro Area 2.20 Oct/18
France 2.20 Oct/18
Germany 2.50 Oct/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.16 Oct/18
Italy 1.60 Oct/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 4.90 Oct/18
Netherlands 2.10 Oct/18
Russia 3.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 2.10 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Sep/18
South Africa 4.90 Sep/18
South Korea 2.00 Oct/18
Spain 2.30 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.10 Oct/18
Turkey 25.24 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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