Economic Trivia

Malta has the smallest economy in the euro zone.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): Italy, Germany, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Electrical Machinery, and Pharmaceuticals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Electronics; Ship Building and Repair; Construction

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $20,589,238,249 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.772% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $42,581 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 146/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.158% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 44% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.422% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.244% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $1,433,226,278 (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 226,582 (2019)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 0.995% (2019)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.313% (2019)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 79.692% (2019)
Unemployment Rate 4.627% (2019)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $18,043,762,156 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $21,082,894,544 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 64.143% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,806,769,130 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $17,434,823,150 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Malta’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank