Malta’s retail price index slows in March

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The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI) was 1.89% in March, slowing from 1.92% in February, according to figures published by the National Statistics Office (NSO).

The twelve-month moving average rate for March 2019 stood at a rate of 1.38%, according to the NSO.

In March, the food segment saw inflation of 4.81% and the housing segment was up by 2.67%. However, recreation and culture saw inflation of 0.2%, while water, electricity, gas and other fuels segment was only up by 0.1%, according to NSO figures.

The full report including charts and visual representation of data is available for download at the website of NSO.