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Malawi Consumer Price Indices (CPI) Dashboard 

March 2019

The year on year headline inflation for the month of March 2013 stands at 36.4 percent a decline of 1.5 percentage points on the month before . The urban and rural rates stand at 39.8 percent and 31.8 percent respectively.
Food inflation has started to decline owing mainly to the availability of cereals in some parts of the country. Non-food inflation has gone up due to the upward adjustment in the price of gasoline and its derivatives. However its impact on overall inflation has largely been offset by the decline in food inflation.

The National month to month Inflation rate for March, 2019 stands at 0.4 percent compared to 1.3 percent registered in February, 2019.

Food inflation rate is at 0.5 percent compared to 2.5 percent recorded in February, 2019 while Non Food Inflation rate remains 0.3 percent.

The urban month to month inflation rate is at 0.5 percent. Urban Food and Non food inflation rates stand at 0.8 and 0.3 percent respectively.The rural month to month inflation rate registers 0.3 percent. Rural Food and Non food inflation rates stand at 0.3 and 0.3 percent respectively.

The headline inflation rate (year on year) for March 2019 stands at 9.3 percent compared to 9.9 percent recorded in March 2018. Food and Non Food Inflation stand at 14.4 and 5.0 percent respectively.

Note    :     The National Statistical Office will continue releasing the month to month Inflation rates as best practice and to be in line with other countries within SADC Region.


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