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

Malta's trade deficit increased to EUR 366.6 million in January of 2017, compared to a EUR 160.4 million shortfall a year earlier, as imports rose more than exports. Imports jumped 65.3 percent led by mineral fuels, lubricants and related products (166 percent to EUR 236.6 million) and machinery and transport equipment (59 percent to EUR 214.2 million). Exports increased at a slower 13.9 percent, mainly driven by mineral fuels, lubricants and related products (102 percent to EUR 79.9 million). Main export partners were Germany (13 percent of total exports), France (7.8 percent), the United States (5.9 percent) and Italy (5.6 percent). Main import partners were Singapore (14.3 percent), Italy (13.4 percent of total imports), Canada (8.5 percent).Spain (5.4 percent), Germany (4.9 percent) and United Kingdom (4.8 percent). Balance of Trade in Malta averaged -113752.67 EUR Thousand from 1996 until 2017, 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)
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 €-366.6M €-151.8M €-142M
2017-04-10 09:00 AM Feb €-366.6M
2017-05-09 09:00 AM Mar
2017-06-09 09:00 AM Apr




Malta Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -366567.00 -151831.00 -7900.00 -586166.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 225137.00 236272.00 669616.00 103400.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 591705.00 388104.00 835683.00 162800.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 256175.00 339146.00 357221.00 -313524.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.30 3.10 3.10 -12.40 percent [+]
External Debt 85516.80 86527.30 96689.00 1589.50 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 672819.00 540312.00 672819.00 -527139.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 104068.84 96394.54 256781.83 40412.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 0.09 0.09 0.50 0.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 241.80 504.10 6634.00 -1274.60 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-366567.00 -151831.00 -7900.00 -586166.00 1996 - 2017 EUR Thousand Monthly



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