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Malta:

 
     
 

Overview:

a.       Total Area: 316 sq. km.

                                                              i.      Total Population: 411,277 (July 2013 est.)

                                                            ii.      Agricultural Population –  1.5%

                                                          iii.      Total labour force – 184,500 (2012 est.)

b.      GDP:  $11.19 billion (2012 est.)

c.       GDP - real growth rate:  1% (2012 est.)

d.      GDP – per capita:  $26,900 (2012 est.)

e.      GDP - composition by sector:

                                                              i.      Agriculture: 1.5%

                                                            ii.      Industry: 13.4%

                                                          iii.      Services: 85.1% (2012 est.)

f.        Investment (gross fixed): 14.8% of GDP (2012 est.)

g.       Unemployment rate:  6.4% (2012 est.)

h.      People under poverty line: 15.4% (2011)

i.        Industries: Tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology services.

j.        Industrial production growth rate:  N.A.

 

Trade:

k.       Total Exports:  $4.233 billion (2012 est.)

l.        Exports commodities:  Machinery and mechanical appliances; mineral fuels, oils and products; pharmaceutical products; printed books and newspapers; aircraft/spacecraft and parts thereof; toys, games, and sports equipments.

m.    Export partners: Germany 14.9%, France 12.3%, Italy 7.2%, UK 5.2%, Libya 5%, Netherlands 4.1% (2012)

n.      Total Import:  $5.451 billion (2012 est.)

o.      Imports commodities:  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 thereof.

p.      Import partners: Italy 39.2%, France 7.3%, UK 7.3%, Germany 6.4%, Spain 4.1% (2012 est.)

q.      CO2 emissions (MT): 6.21

 

Climate, Land & Agriculture:

Climate: Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers.

r.        Total Agricultural Land Area: 90 sq. km.

s.       Land Use:

                                                              i.      Arable land: 28.12%

                                                            ii.      Permanent crops: 4.06%

                                                          iii.      Irrigated land: 32 sq. km.

                                                           iv.      Other: other: 67.81%

t.        Major Agricultural commodities: Potatoes, cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cut flowers, green peppers; pork, milk, poultry, eggs.

 

Major Industrial area where jute can be used: Food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, automobile parts to cigarettes etc.

Environmental information & data:

Environment - current issues: Limited natural freshwater resources; increasing reliance on desalination.

Jute Statistics:

Import quantity of jute and bast fibre by Malta in recent years

Year

Quantity (in tonnes)

2011

0

2010

17

2009

0

2008

4

2007

0

 

Any special information which is related to jute:

Major export commodities by Malta in recent year (quantity in tonnes)

Commodity

2011

Food prep. nes

23757

Potato

5849

Food prep. Flour, malt extract

4761

 

Associate Members: N/A

Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:

Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries

Ministry for Home Affairs & the Environment

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

  Malta is one of the present member countries of IJSG from the EU

 

Sources:

http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&met_y=en_atm_co2e_pc&idim=country:MLT&dl=en&hl=en&q=co2%20emission%20per%20capita,%20malta

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/malta/agricultural-land-percent-of-land-area-wb-data.html

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/Malta-INDUSTRY.html

http://www.legal-malta.com/library/government/ministries.htm

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

 

 
 
     
     

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