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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
2015 $969,076,558 $56,071,139
2016 $721,640,769 $46,191,499
2017 $197,392,054 $43,425,702
2018 $111,912,631 $35,931,554
2019 $99,735,478 $34,419,502
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Malta
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,000 $47,741
02 Veg. Prod. $697,487 $698
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $7
04 Food Prod. $565,265 $1,299,085
05 Mineral Prod. $16,535 $
06 Chemical Prod. $1,181,482 $5,704,175
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $47,955 $2,449,744
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,997 $2,826
09 Wood Prod. $1,659 $91,827
10 Paper Prod. $13,848 $39,773
11 Textiles Prod. $83,549 $243,874
12 Dress Access. $227 $12,968
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $72,487 $85,880
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,252 $290
15 Base Metal Prod. $439,421 $109,221
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,727,924 $19,451,149
17 Vehicles and Equip. $93,761,307 $54,917
18 Specialized Inst. $562,349 $2,122,165
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $117,033 $2,641,349
21 Antiques $15,050 $29,192

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 Robert Abela (MLP)

Ministers:
Foreign and European Affairs: Mr. Evarist Bartolo
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 (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $99,735,478
Canadian imports from country: $34,419,502
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in country (2018): $1,336 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Keith Azzopardi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Alexandra Bugailiskis


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16