Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Malta

International Reserves

USD 0.7 billion (2016)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 11.2 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 17.2 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1.9% 3.9% 3.3% -2.4% 3.5% 1.8% 2.8%
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*    
4.5% 3.5% 6.2% 4.1% 3.4%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 25,816.1 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 39,886.7 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
N/A N/A 0.02% 0.01% 0.01%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 1.4% 
  • industry: 11.4% 
  • services: 87.2%

(2015 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
1.0% 0.8% 1.2% 1.2% 1.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
6.4% 5.8% 5.4% 4.8% 4.9%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
68.4% 67% 64% 62.2% 59.7%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-2.6% -2% -1.5% -0.8% -0.7%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: A-

Moody's: A3

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
USD 4.2 billion USD 3.6 billion USD 4.4 billion
Largest companies in Malta

Brait

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 138 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

1.356% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

93.6% (2011)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.11% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 5.105 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

machinery and mechanical appliances; mineral fuels, oils and products; pharmaceutical products; printed books and newspapers; aircraft/spacecraft and parts; toys, games, and sports equipment

Total imports

US$ 7,436 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

mineral fuels, oils and products; electrical machinery; aircraft/spacecraft and parts thereof; machinery and mechanical appliances; plastic and other semi-manufactured goods; vehicles and parts thereof

Exports - major partners

Germany 8.9%, Singapore 7.1%, Libya 6.2%, France 6.2%, United States 4.4% (2013 est.)

Imports - major partners

Italy 24.6%, Germany 5.6%, United Kingdom 5.4%, Russia 5.1%, France 5% (2013 est.)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 276 million US$ 4 million US$ -2,100 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 4 million US$ -42 million US$ -7 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 235 million US$ -16 million US$ 25 million US$ 22 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 103 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 161 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 122 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 77 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 180 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 68 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 34 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 27 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 163 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 115 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 64 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

47

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 58 Score: 66.4 (Moderately Free) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

316 sq km (2014)

Capital

Valletta (2014)

Currency

euros (EUR) (2014)

Government type

republic (2014)

Languages

Maltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic (official) more than 90% (2011 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
0.349 million 0.38 million 0.414 million 0.418 million 0.426 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
90.1% 90% 92% 95%
Population median age

40.9 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

0.33% (2014 estimate)

Life expectancy

80.11 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

92.4% (2005 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 1
Civil Liberties: 1 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 53.9%   Mobile 129.8%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

68.91% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

6.2 (2010)

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