Monday, Malta's National Statistics Office announced that the retail price index rose 4.26% year-over-year in March, larger than the 4.16% increase in the previous month.

In March, food prices rose 11% annually, while prices for clothing and footwear grew 0.74%. Transport and communication charges were down 4.29%.

On a monthly basis, retail prices increased 0.77% in March, compared with a 0.99% rise seen in the preceding month.

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