Malta Balance of Trade  1996-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Malta's trade deficit increased to €198.5 million in September of 2016, compared to a €169.5 million shortfall a year earlier. Exports fell by 16 percent, mostly due to a decrease in sales of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (-47.2 percent). Imports declined by 4.2 percent, driven by lower purchases of semi-manufactured goods (-50.6 percent). Sales fell mostly to France (-37 percent) and Egypt (-34 percent). Imports decreased from Italy (-0.4 percent); Germany (-24 percent); France (-39 percent) and the UK (-23 percent). Balance of Trade in Malta averaged -111231.04 EUR Thousand from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of -7900.00 EUR Thousand in December of 2002 and a record low of -557987.00 EUR Thousand in February of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-09 09:00 AM Jul €-149.4M €-241.6M € -232.5M
2016-10-10 09:00 AM Aug €-203.8M €-149.4M €-212.5M
2016-11-07 10:00 AM Sep €-198.5M €-203.8M € -210.3M
2016-12-05 10:00 AM Oct €-198.5M €-196.9M
2017-01-11 10:00 AM Nov
2017-02-06 10:00 AM Dec




Malta Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -198500.00 -203800.00 -7900.00 -557987.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 254200.00 250200.00 669616.00 103400.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 452700.00 454100.00 835683.00 162800.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account -5288.00 39873.00 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 229442.00 25369.00 603637.00 -527139.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 208321.24 256781.83 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-198500.00 -203800.00 -7900.00 -557987.00 1996 - 2016 EUR Thousand Monthly



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