General profile: Malta

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
0.439 Millions
0.847 EUR/US$
14 320 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 320 km²
1.16 %
6.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+19.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
2 399
3 586
2 607
3 012
Merchandise imports
3 681
5 062
6 036
6 323
Merchandise trade balance
-1 282
-1 476
-3 429
-3 311
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %58 %58 %34 %34 %7 %7 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
334237233193122334237233193122
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Services exports
4 154
10 048
13 383
(e) 15 061
Services imports
3 265
8 455
10 238
(e) 10 660
Services trade balance
889
1 593
3 145
(e) 4 402
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
7.9
3.8
4.4
(e) 7.9
Travel
18.2
10.6
10.3
(e) 12.1
Other services
71.1
84.5
84.6
(e) 79.1
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+6.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2018
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
GDP, current
6 393
8 741
10 563
14 320
GDP per capita, current US$
15 799
21 099
24 364
32 601
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.78
3.54
9.52
6.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
-6.54
-4.80
2.84
10.01
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.847
GDP by expenditure in 2017
(as % of total GDP)
45.015.719.9135.3115.945.015.719.9135.3115.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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-51.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2018
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
FDI inflows
25 083.21
5 409.47
5 067.21
4 061.19
FDI outflows
14 262.71
-409.89
-5 161.06
-7 325.52
Personal remittances, % of GDP
3.48
2.63
2.60
1.94
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
277.9277.9262.4262.4248.9248.9274.2274.2252.7252.7245.9245.9200.2200.2227.0227.0229.6229.6259.7259.7264.5264.5229.3229.3208.7208.7222.2222.2318.74 0614 0613 5663 5664 2464 2465 0675 06711 19011 19012 00412 00414 18414 18421 87621 8765 4095 4092 9072 90712 68912 68939 62039 62017 69117 69125 08325 08312 60812 608960960-419-419235235582582277.9262.4248.9274.2252.7245.9200.2227.0229.6259.7264.5229.3208.7222.24 0613 5664 2465 06711 19012 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
2018
Balance, % of GDP
-4.06
-0.73
9.01
(e) 18.70
Balance, % of imports
-3.73
-0.48
6.18
(e) 16.81
Normalized balance
-0.019
-0.002
0.030
(e) 0.078
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
241254266301270302324316307298299258257214
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2018
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
64%Male 64%Female
36%Female 36%
OTHER INDICATORS
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5.653 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2018
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
36 101
56 156
86 379
108 760
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
34.60
44.10
46.30
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
2 450 665
3 023 900
3 314 500
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2018
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 05 November 2019