Imports$7.336 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$5.204 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)2.7% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate6.4% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$25,800 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate2% (2010 est.)
Internet users240,600 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular455,400 (2009)
Population growth rate0.359% (2012 est.)
Population409,836 (July 2012 est.)
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....
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....
We now estimate GDP growth at 3.4% for 2014, up from 2.7% in November, after strong Q3 data. Investment grew by around 5% on the year in both Q2 and Q3 last year, driven by the construction of a cable ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2015-16 The Labour Party (PL) government holds a seven-seat majority in the 69-seat parliament, implying that the government has considerable scope to implement its policy plans, although ...
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