Malta Balance of Trade  1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Malta's trade deficit decreased to €151.8 million in December of 2016, compared to a €173.1 million shortfall a year earlier. Exports surged by 2.4 percent to €236.3 million, mostly due to an increase in sales of mineral fuels, lubricants (+11 percent to €35.3 million) and food (+3.3 percent to €44.1 million). Imports declined by 3.9 percent to €388.1 million, driven by lower purchases of machinery and transport equipment (-66.9 percent to €98.6 million) while purchases of mineral fuels and lubricants rose sharply (48.9 percent to €133 million). Main export partners were Japan (14 percent of total exports); the Germany (13.5 percent) and the United States (7.3 percent). Main import partners were Italy (31.3 percent of total imports); Germany (6.6 percent); France (-37 percent). Considering full 2016, the trade deficit widened by 8 percent to €2,794.3 million compared to 2015 as exports rose 3.3 percent to €3,644.9 million while imports increased 5.3 percent to €6,439.2 million. Balance of Trade in Malta averaged -112871.98 EUR Thousand from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of -7900 EUR Thousand in December of 2002 and a record low of -586166 EUR Thousand in February of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-06 10:00 AM Oct €-273M €-198.5M €-196.9M
2017-01-09 10:00 AM Nov €-102.8M €-273M
2017-02-07 10:00 AM Dec €-151.8M €-102.8M €-98.6M
2017-03-10 10:00 AM Jan €-151.8M €-142M
2017-04-10 09:00 AM Feb
2017-05-09 09:00 AM Mar




Malta Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -151832.00 -102800.00 -7900.00 -586166.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 236272.00 320161.00 669616.00 103400.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 388104.00 422930.00 835683.00 162800.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 339146.00 -5288.00 357221.00 -313524.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.30 3.10 3.10 -12.40 percent [+]
External Debt 86527.30 85288.80 96689.00 1589.50 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 540312.00 229442.00 603637.00 -527139.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 96394.54 142711.34 256781.83 40412.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 0.09 0.09 0.50 0.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 556.50 575.00 6634.00 -1277.00 EUR Million [+]



Malta Balance of Trade Notes

Malta enjoys a favorable geographic position and large deposits of limestone, which contribute to the strength its export sector. As an island, Malta produces only around 20% of its food necessities, has limited access to fresh water and lacks energy sources. Due to this mix of factors, the economy of Malta is very dependent on foreign trade. Malta mostly exports electrical machinery, mechanical appliances, fish and crustaceans, pharmaceutical producuts and printed material. On the other hand, Malta is a net importer of mineral fuels and oils, non-electrical machinery, aircraft and other transport equipment, plastic and other semi-manufactured goods, food, drink and tobacco. Malta adopted the Euro in 2008, highlighting the status of the European Union as its most important trading partner, having vast trade flows specifically with Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. This page provides - Malta Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malta Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-151832.00 -102800.00 -7900.00 -586166.00 1996 - 2016 EUR Thousand Monthly



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