General profile: Malta

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
0.527 Millions
0.845 EUR/US$
16 372 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 320 km²
0.71 %
4.25 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+16.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
2 399
3 586
2 607
3 111
Merchandise imports
3 681
5 062
6 036
6 656
Merchandise trade balance
-1 282
-1 476
-3 429
-3 546
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %78 %78 %12 %12 %8 %8 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
4 152
10 046
13 491
18 095
Services imports
3 263
8 453
10 261
14 680
Services trade balance
889
1 593
3 230
3 415
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
7.9
3.8
4.5
5.9
Travel
18.2
10.6
10.2
4.3
Other services
71.1
84.5
84.4
89.1
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+4.2 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
6 406
9 027
11 087
16 372
GDP per capita, current US$
15 615
21 557
24 283
31 082
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.38
5.54
9.61
4.25
Current account balance, % of GDP
-6.52
-4.65
2.71
-6.17
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.754
0.901
0.845
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
44.121.023.1142.7131.044.121.023.1142.7131.0
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+44.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
25 083.21
5 409.47
5 069.24
4 004.60
FDI outflows
14 262.71
-409.89
5 269.06
7 247.20
Personal remittances, % of GDP
3.47
2.63
2.56
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
280.6263.0276.5268.6251.4274.4252.8245.9200.1227.1229.6259.9264.5229.3208.8222.14 0053 9443 7784 0243 4074 2485 06911 20512 00814 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Balance, % of GDP
-4.89
-0.26
9.78
3.30
Balance, % of imports
-4.52
-0.18
7.03
2.56
Normalized balance
-0.023
-0.001
0.034
0.013
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
261254250249266275288276296317314297292294255251212
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
95%Urban 95%Rural
5%Rural 5%
OTHER INDICATORS
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5.431 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
36 101
56 156
86 386
116 010
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
38.06
45.45
56.56
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
2 450 665
3 023 900
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
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
..
(r) 7.00
6.56
..
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).
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
r
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: 20 October 2022