Maritime profile: Malta

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
0.442 Millions
14 231 Millions current US$
7 891 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 320 Km²
-7.01 %
29 072 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
618.8 m/km²
..
0.000 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
115 824 Thousands DWT
2 205 ships
1 314 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
2 712 800 TEU
745
28 388
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
 Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 %0.02 %0.02 %0.03 %5.59 %6.54 %0.06 %0.05 %Not available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.02 %0.07 %0.33 %0.32 %0.43 %0.16 %0.03 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 %0.02 %0.02 %0.03 %5.59 %6.54 %0.06 %0.05 %Not available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.02 %0.07 %0.33 %0.32 %0.43 %0.16 %0.03 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-10.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
2 399
3 586
2 607
2 679
Merchandise imports
3 681
5 062
6 036
5 212
Merchandise trade balance
-1 282
-1 476
-3 429
-2 533
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %78 %78 %12 %12 %8 %8 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
330246196156155330246196156155
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-41.4 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
7.9
3.8
4.4
4.5
Travel
18.2
10.6
10.3
2.6
Other services
71.1
84.5
84.6
92.1
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
329
384
595
714
Transport services imports
254
417
545
543
Transport services trade balance
75
-33
50
171
NATIONAL FLEET
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+4.4 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
36 101.0
56 156.1
86 386.4
115 824.2
Oil tankers
12 247.0
20 681.8
26 937.3
38 072.0
Bulk carriers
18 510.0
27 759.6
41 781.2
45 212.6
General cargo
3 422.0
3 723.4
2 053.2
1 971.4
Container ships
1 477.0
2 863.6
10 932.6
22 887.0
Other types of ships
445.0
1 127.8
4 682.1
7 681.3
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
611314239617424606270250637414607281269646393603286293656346563272305658311
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2020¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.4500.4490.4480.4460.4410.4400.4370.4350.3800.3750.4500.4490.4480.4460.4410.4400.4370.4350.3800.375
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
46.346.144.951.251.444.947.248.348.747.648.147.547.847.147.348.649.051.350.849.849.749.648.945.444.144.044.344.342.843.042.442.542.136.737.134.936.936.035.938.039.736.235.338.037.336.037.035.736.532.030.028.828.930.030.028.528.630.630.026.6
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2020
 
Number of arrivals
Median time
in port (days)
Avg age
of vessels
Avg size (GT)
of vessels
Avg cargo
carrying
capacity (DWT)
per vessel
Avg container
carrying
capacity (TEU)
per container ship
Maximum size (GT) of vessels
All ships
28 388
0.82
20
7 820
7 991
4 392
236 583
Liquid bulk carriers
2 100
0.58
29
5 270
8 401
..
84 598
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Dry bulk carriers
74
1.44
36
4 191
6 509
..
44 047
Dry breakbulk carriers
664
1.03
26
3 891
5 181
..
31 021
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
329
..
8
33 868
11 374
..
76 420
Container ships
1 456
0.97
13
49 512
..
4 392
236 583
Passenger ships
23 765
..
19
5 251
..
..
177 000
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
45.845.544.551.051.345.147.048.749.448.148.748.048.547.347.949.049.752.351.550.350.350.449.946.444.845.044.943.942.943.342.442.941.935.936.533.936.535.435.037.138.835.535.237.636.235.436.835.836.931.829.528.728.429.429.127.227.329.728.424.6
Source: Detailed data sources are available in the documentation of the corresponding tables in the Data Center (http://stats.unctad.org/data_center). A link to these tables is provided in each section of the profile.
Notes:
1
Sum of exports and imports.
2
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.
Coastline length based on data calculated in 2000 from the World Vector Shoreline database at 1:250,000 scale.
3
Sum of exports and imports. Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
4
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
5
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
6
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 1000 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
7
UNCTAD Secretariat, derived from various sources including Dynamar B.V. Publications, terminal operators and port authorities. Refers to year 2019.
8
Refers to year 2015. Source: BIMCO-ICS Manpower Report 2015.
9
UNCTAD Secretariat, based on data provided by MarineTraffic (http://marinetraffic.com). Ships of 1000 GT and above.
10
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
11
UNCTAD Secretariat, generated from data provided by MDS Transmodal (https://www.mdst.co.uk).
j
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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
LNG:
Liquefied natural gas
LPG:
Liquefied petroleum gas
GDP:
Gross domestic product
GT:
Gross tons
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
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Generation date: 22 July 2021