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Malawi Consumer Price Indices (CPI) Dashboard

May 2018

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 May, 2018 stands at -0.6 percent compared to -3.7 percent in April, 2018. Food inflation rate is at –1.6 percent compared to -7.9 percent recorded in April, 2018 while Non Food Inflation rate is 0.2 percent compared to -0.1 percent in April, 2018.

The urban month to month inflation rate records -0.6 percent. Urban Food and Non food inflation rates stand at -1.9 and 0.1 percent respectively.

The rural month to month inflation rate registers -0.6 percent. Rural Food and Non food inflation rates stand at -1.5 and 0.3 percent respectively.

The headline inflation rate (year on year) for May 2018 stands at 8.9 percent. Food and Non Food Inflation stand at 9.5 and 8.4 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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