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 (2016): Italy, United States, and Germany
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Pharmaceuticals, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Electronics; Ship Building and Repair; Construction

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $19,444,662,073 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.553% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $41,549 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 148/196 (2017)

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$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 44% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.422% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 8.78% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $1,628,022,785 (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 226,317 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.005% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.551% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 79.444% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 4.583% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $17,917,130,920 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $21,022,975,424 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 64.193% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,754,003,766 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $17,447,148,657 (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