Malta recorded a Current Account surplus of 10.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2017. Current Account to GDP in Malta averaged -2.37 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 10.40 percent in 2017 and a record low of -12.40 percent in 2000.

Current Account to GDP in Malta is expected to be 8.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malta Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 7.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malta Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.20 10.40 11.20 -12.40 1995 - 2018 percent Yearly

Malta Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.

Malta Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -131362.00 -349271.00 -7900.00 -735969.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 603694.00 360982.00 603694.00 -313524.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.20 10.40 11.20 -12.40 percent [+]
Imports 457039.00 630000.00 1038049.00 162800.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 325677.00 280700.00 669380.00 103400.00 EUR Thousand [+]
External Debt 93193.00 92144.60 97344.10 1589.50 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 80332.00 698867.00 698867.00 -565388.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 191697.88 287191.07 338758.10 40412.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.19 0.50 0.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 884.50 1028.40 6634.00 -1288.40 EUR Million [+]