General profile: Malta

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
0.431 Millions
0.887 EUR/US$
12 216 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 320 km²
1.36 %
6.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-20.3 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
2 399
3 586
2 613
2 507
Merchandise imports
3 681
5 062
6 039
5 816
Merchandise trade balance
-1 282
-1 476
-3 426
-3 309
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %64 %64 %29 %29 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
335248212141134335248212141134
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
4 154
10 048
10 536
(e) 13 658
Services imports
3 265
8 455
8 391
(e) 9 764
Services trade balance
889
1 593
2 145
(e) 3 894
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
7.9
3.8
5.6
(e) 7.1
Travel
18.2
10.6
13.0
(e) 12.7
Other services
71.1
84.5
80.3
(e) 79.2
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+6.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
6 393
8 741
10 286
12 216
GDP per capita, current US$
15 716
21 005
24 054
28 354
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.78
3.54
7.06
6.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
-6.54
-4.80
5.49
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.887
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
48.317.023.7139.6128.648.317.023.7139.6128.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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-58.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
25 083.21
5 409.47
4 644.58
3 185.17
FDI outflows
14 262.71
-409.89
-5 235.72
-7 115.12
Personal remittances, % of GDP
3.48
2.63
2.06
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
203.4203.4200.4200.4201.6201.6201.4201.4200.2200.2227.0227.0229.6229.6259.7259.7264.5264.5229.3229.3208.7208.7222.2222.2318.73 1853 1853 8133 8134 6454 64511 34311 34312 00412 00414 18414 18421 87621 8765 4095 4092 9072 90712 68912 68939 62039 62017 69117 69125 08325 08312 60812 608960960-419-419235235582582203.4200.4201.6201.4200.2227.0229.6259.7264.5229.3208.7222.23 1853 8134 64511 34312 00414 18421 8765 4092 90712 68939 62017 69125 08312 608960-419235582FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
-4.06
-0.73
0.03
(e) 16.71
Balance, % of imports
-3.73
-0.48
0.02
(e) 14.09
Normalized balance
-0.019
-0.002
0.000
(e) 0.066
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
254269261286302325316307298299258257214
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
64%Male 64%Female
36%Female 36%
OTHER INDICATORS
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5.432 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
36 101
56 156
86 379
101 154
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
25.70
37.53
54.68
48.24
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
2 450 665
3 023 900
3 203 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
45.16
30.87
14.90
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
25.55
15.43
7.45
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
(o) 7.00
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
o
Number of persons employed in full time equivalent units.Total business economy includes repair of computers, personal and household goods; except financial and insurance activities.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018