Malta Balance of Trade  1996-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade deficit in Malta widened 142 percent year-on-year to EUR 312.1 million in June 2018 from an upwardly revised EUR 128.8 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. It was the highest trade gap since May 2017, as exports fell 20.3 percent to EUR 233.4 million, while imports went up 29.4 percent to EUR 545.5 million. Exports were dragged down by lower sales of mineral fuels, lubricants & related (-49.2 percent); machinery & transport equipment (-5.2 percent); chemicals (-19.8 percent) and food (-52.6 percent). On the other hand, imports jumped mostly due to higher purchases of machinery & transport equipment (+148.2 percent); chemicals (+20.9 percent) and semi-manufactured goods (+12.5 percent). Contrarily, imports declined for mineral fuels, lubricants & related (-49.2 percent). Balance of Trade in Malta averaged -116636.79 EUR Thousand from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 157300 EUR Thousand in April of 2018 and a record low of -556481 EUR Thousand in February of 2016.

Malta Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-11 09:00 AM Balance of Trade €157.3M €-200.8M €-260M
2018-07-10 09:00 AM Balance of Trade €-242.6M €157.3M €-143M
2018-08-08 09:00 AM Balance of Trade €-312.1M €-242.6M € -190.5M
2018-09-10 09:00 AM Balance of Trade €-312.1M
2018-10-10 09:05 AM Balance of Trade
2018-11-09 10:00 AM Balance of Trade € -268.9M

Malta Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -312088.00 -242644.00 157300.00 -556481.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 233405.00 211482.00 669616.00 103400.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 545493.00 454126.00 835683.00 162800.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 390487.00 328288.00 443323.00 -313524.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.60 7.00 12.60 -12.40 percent [+]
External Debt 88641.10 90029.00 96842.50 1589.50 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -145230.00 194725.00 603637.00 -565388.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 265822.63 262204.94 288032.60 40412.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 0.09 0.09 0.50 0.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 911.10 841.10 6634.00 -1288.40 EUR Million [+]

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Malta Balance of Trade

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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-312088.00 -242644.00 157300.00 -556481.00 1996 - 2018 EUR Thousand Monthly

balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1873.00 Jun/18
Brazil 4227.00 Jul/18
Canada -625.50 Jun/18
China 280.50 Jul/18
Euro Area 22509.60 Jun/18
France -6248.00 Jun/18
Germany 21792.00 Jun/18
India -18020.00 Jul/18
Indonesia -2030.30 Jul/18
Italy 5071.00 Jun/18
Japan -231.21 Jul/18
Mexico -897.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 4813.00 Jun/18
Russia 15555.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7006.00 Jul/18
Spain -2153628.00 May/18
Switzerland 1308.99 Jun/18
Turkey -5496.69 Jun/18
United Kingdom -1861.00 Jun/18
United States -46348.00 Jun/18