EU Countries Profiles » Malta

Country Details:

Basic Information
Capital: Valletta
Language: Maltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%
Population: 449,043
Total Area: 316 sq km 
Currency: Euro

Economic profile
GDP: $19.26 billion
Real Growth rate: 6.7%
GDP-Per Capita: $41,900
Inflation rate: 1.3%
Unemployment rate: 4.6%
Trade Balance:
Exports:  $3.272 billion
Imports:  $4.996 billion

Revenues: 5.076 billion   
Expenditures: 4.583 billion

Natural resources: limestone, salt, arable land

Major exports: machinery and mechanical appliances; mineral fuels, oils and petroleum products; pharmaceutical products; books and newspapers; aircraft/spacecraft and parts; toys, games, and sports equipment    

Major imports: mineral fuels, oils and products; electrical machinery; aircraft/spacecraft and parts thereof; machinery and mechanical appliances; plastic and other semi-manufactured goods; vehicles and parts
Trade partners: Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, US, Japan, Libya, Spain, UK, France, Canada

Major Industries: tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology services
Agriculture Products: potatoes, cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cut flowers, green peppers; pork, milk, poultry, eggs

Labor force:   206,300 distributed as follows: 
Agriculture:  1.6%
Industry:  20.7% 
Services:   77.7%    

External Trade Between Jordan & Malta- JOD

Year   Exports Imports
2017 77,431 1,737,332  
2018 31,700 1,861,900
2019 360,900 1,488,500
2020  231,500 2,599,000
2021 (January - February) 66,100 1,597,200

 Source: Department of Statistics


Main Jordanian Exports to Malta:
- Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles    
- Products of the chemical or allied industries    

Main Jordanian Imports from Malta:
- Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes    
- Products of the chemical or allied industries    
- Live animals; animal products    

Agreements between Jordan and Malta 

  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997