Malta

Malta : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$7.336 billion (2011 est.)
$6.022 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$5.204 billion (2011 est.)
$3.091 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

2.7% (2011 est.)
1.5% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

6.4% (2011 est.)
6.9% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$25,800 (2011 est.)
$25,400 (2010 est.)
$25,100 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

2% (2010 est.)
-1.2% (2009 est.)
1.5% (2008 est.)

Internet users

240,600 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

455,400 (2009)

Population growth rate

0.359% (2012 est.)

Population

409,836 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814.

The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964.

A decade later Malta became a republic.

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Malta

Economic overview

Malta produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited fresh water supplies, and has few domestic energy sources.

Malta's geographic position between the EU and Africa makes it a target for illegal immigration, which has strained Malta's political and economic resources.

Malta adopted the euro on 1 January 2008.

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Malta

D&B Country Insight Report: Malta

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, ...

  • Countries : Malta

Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Malta

By Country Industry Forecasts > Malta

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Malta: Key Features: Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up to ...

  • Countries : Malta

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report Malta 4th Quarter 2014

Country Report Malta 4th Quarter 2014

  • $ 285
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Outlook for 2015-16 Following its general election triumph in March 2013, the Labour Party (PL) government holds a nine-seat majority in the 69-seat parliament, the largest governing majority since Malta's ...

  • Countries : Malta

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