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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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Malta

Country Economic Forecasts > Malta

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • February 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

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 ...

  • Countries : Malta

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report Malta 2nd Quarter 2015

Country Report Malta 2nd Quarter 2015

  • $ 285
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by 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 ...

  • Countries : Malta, Europe

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