Malta's gross domestic product expanded 4.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, accelerating from a downwardly revised 3.0 percent growth in the previous three-month period. Considering 2019 full year, the economy advanced 4.4 percent, the weakest pace of expansion since 2012.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Malta averaged 3.87 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11.30 percent in the first quarter of 2015 and a record low of -3.70 percent in the second quarter of 2009. This page provides - Malta GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malta GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Malta is expected to be -4.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Malta to stand at 0.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malta GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 2.20 percent in 2021 and 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malta GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 3.00 11.30 -3.70 2001 - 2019 percent Quarterly
2010=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-06 09:00 AM YoY Q1 4.9% 7.6% 4.7%
2019-09-06 09:00 AM YoY Q2 4.0% 5.4% 5.2%
2019-12-06 10:00 AM YoY Q3 3.4% 4.9% 5.5%
2020-02-28 10:00 AM YoY Q4 4.4% 3.0% 4.9%
2020-06-05 09:00 AM YoY Q1 4.4% 3.2%
2020-09-07 09:00 AM YoY Q2 -4.3%
2020-12-07 10:00 AM YoY Q3 -3.5%


News Stream
Malta GDP Growth Picks Up to 4.4% in Q4
Malta's gross domestic product expanded 4.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, accelerating from a downwardly revised 3.0 percent growth in the previous three-month period. Considering 2019 full year, the economy advanced 4.4 percent, the weakest pace of expansion since 2012.
2020-02-28
Malta GDP Annual Growth Weakest since 2012
Malta's economic growth slowed further to 3.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, the slowest rate since the fourth quarter of 2012, from an upwardly revised 4.9 percent in the previous period. Household consumption (2.0 percent vs 2.7 percent in Q2) and government spending (4.0 percent vs 11.3 percent) slowed while fixed investment rebounded (0.2 percent vs -0.5 percent). Meantime, net external demand contributed positively to growth as exports (3.6 percent vs 0.7 percent in Q2) rose much faster than imports (1.0 percent vs -1.1 percent in Q2).
2019-12-06
Malta Q2 GDP Growth Weakest in 5-1/2-Years
Malta's economic growth slowed to 4.0 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, the slowest rate since the fourth quarter of 2013, from an upwardly revised 5.4 percent in the previous three-month period. Household consumption (3.8 percent vs 5.3 percent in Q1), government spending (7.3 percent vs 20.8 percent) and fixed investment (0.8 percent vs 29.1 percent) increased much less. At the same time, exports dropped 0.2 percent (vs 3.2 percent in Q1) and imports declined 2.4 percent (vs 6.6 percent in Q1).
2019-09-06
Malta GDP Growth Eases to 2-1/2-Year Low
Malta's economic growth slowed to 4.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, the weakest rate since the third quarter of 2016, from an upwardly revised 7.6 percent in the previous three-month period. Household expenditure increased 3.9 percent, fixed investment advanced 31.8 percent and government spending rose 24.2 percent. By contrast, net external demand contributed negatively to the GDP, as imports jumped 6 percent and exports rose at much slower 0.9 percent.
2019-06-06

Malta GDP Annual Growth Rate
Malta's economy is dependent on foreign trade (serving as a freight trans-shipment point), manufacturing of electronics and textiles, tourism and financial services as it offers low-cost environment and an advantageous tax regime. On the expenditure side, household consumption is the main component of GDP and accounts for 55 percent of its total use, followed by government expenditure (20 percent) and gross fixed capital formation (19 percent). Exports of goods and services account for 149 percent while imports account for 143 percent, adding 6 percent of total GDP.