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 (2015): Italy, Germany, and United Kingdom
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Electrical Machinery, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Pharmaceuticals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Electronics; Ship Building and Repair; Construction

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $12,500,416,332 (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.9% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $29,526 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 149/193 (2013)

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 %) 1.1% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 41.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.466% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.413% (2010)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $258,073,464 (2015)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 189,081 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.2% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 21.6% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 77.1% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 5.9% (2014)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $8,269,905,544 (2011)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $8,707,936,682 (2011)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 101.414% (2013)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,174,413,201 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $11,950,086,329 (2014)
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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