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

Malta's trade deficit increased to EUR 286.5 million in April 2017 from a EUR 246.5 million in the same month a year ago. Exports declined 26.2 percent to EUR 220 million, mainly led by mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (-55.7 percent); crude materials (-35.7 percent); chemicals (-28.1 percent) and semi-manufactured goods (-19.3 percent). Main export partners were Germany (13.9 percent of total exports), France (5.6 percent), Italy (5.6 percent), the US (5.6 percent) and Egypt (6.4 percent). Imports fell at a slower 7 percent to EUR 506.9 million, dragged down by machinery and transport equipment (-21.9 percent); animal and vegetable oils and fats (-33.3 percent); crude materials (-19 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured goods (-15 percent). Main import partners were Italy (18 percent of total imports), the UK (10.1 percent), Canada (9 percent) and Germany (8.3 percent). Balance of Trade in Malta averaged -115147.98 EUR Thousand from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of -7900 EUR Thousand in December of 2002 and a record low of -566171 EUR Thousand in February of 2016.

Malta Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-10 09:00 AM Feb €-127.7M €-366.6M €-489M
2017-05-09 09:00 AM Mar €-232.7M €-127.7M €-174M
2017-06-09 09:00 AM Apr €-286.5M €-232.7M €-264M
2017-07-10 09:00 AM May €-286.5M
2017-08-09 09:00 AM Jun
2017-09-08 09:00 AM Jul




Malta Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -286547.00 -232739.00 -7900.00 -566171.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 220330.00 227961.00 669616.00 103400.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 506877.00 460700.00 835683.00 162800.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 56944.00 256175.00 357221.00 -313524.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.90 5.30 9.70 -12.40 percent [+]
External Debt 86984.10 85527.30 96893.10 1589.50 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 474872.00 672819.00 672819.00 -527139.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 202697.64 141266.05 256781.83 40412.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 0.09 0.09 0.50 0.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 815.90 281.30 6634.00 -1274.60 EUR Million [+]

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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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-286547.00 -232739.00 -7900.00 -566171.00 1996 - 2017 EUR Thousand Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 555.00 Apr/17
Brazil 7661.00 May/17
Canada -370.30 Apr/17
China 407.90 May/17
Euro Area 17858.90 Apr/17
France -5535.00 Apr/17
Germany 18078.00 Apr/17
India -13841.70 May/17
Indonesia 474.00 May/17
Italy 3601.32 Apr/17
Japan -203.37 May/17
Mexico -1079.20 May/17
Netherlands 3833.00 Apr/17
Russia 8001.00 Apr/17
South Korea 5990.00 May/17
Spain -1198829.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 3400.03 May/17
Turkey -4945.41 Apr/17
United Kingdom -2050.00 Apr/17
United States -47617.00 Apr/17