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Malta

Official Title:
Republic of Malta


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Malta
Year Exports Imports
2014 $835,522,059 $45,878,273
2015 $969,076,558 $56,071,139
2016 $721,640,769 $46,191,499
2017 $197,387,788 $43,425,702
2018 $111,849,083 $35,931,524
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Malta
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $223,045 $38,495
02 Veg. Prod. $904,585 $20,584
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $443,421 $1,462,620
05 Mineral Prod. $ $38
06 Chemical Prod. $876,165 $9,672,972
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $69,538 $582,165
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $418 $69
09 Wood Prod. $19,243 $53,056
10 Paper Prod. $45,071 $26,278
11 Textiles Prod. $133,826 $519,962
12 Dress Access. $78 $3,510
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $76,851 $105,073
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $543,018 $24,566
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,618,800 $13,126,535
17 Vehicles and Equip. $100,079,195 $1,761,660
18 Specialized Inst. $699,703 $6,093,505
19 Arms & Ammunition $57,997 $
20 Misc. Articles $ $2,420,340
21 Antiques $4,240 $355

Capital: Valletta
Population (million): .47
Total Area: 316km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: September 21, Independence Day (1964)
Language(s): Maltese, English


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament with a 67-seat House of Representatives (IlKamra tad-Deputati). Prime Minister appointed by the President for a maximum five-year term (generally the leader of the majority party or coalition). Cabinet appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: none. Governing party: Malta Labour Party (MLP)

Head of State:
President Dr. George Vella

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muscat (MLP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion: Mr. Carmelo Abela
Finance: Mr. Edward Scicluna

Main Political Parties:
Malta Labour Party (PL); Nationalist Party (PN); Democratic Party (PD); House of Representatives: MLP (37); PN (28); PD (2)

Elections:
Next: 2022


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Malta Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 18.84 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 40,335.62 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.39 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.74 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 4 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $111,849,083
Canadian imports from country: $35,931,524
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Malta: $1,336 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Keith Azzopardi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Alexandra Bugailiskis


December 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16