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Malta’s FDI flows rebound, yet remain outpaced by ODI flows in...
Malta's FDI flows rebound in 2018, after dropping since 2014. Although ODI flows outpace that of FDI, the FDI stock still stays well above the ODI stock in 2018.
Malta’s rented accommodation guest nights narrowing gap further
Guest nights spent at rented accommodations further narrowed the gap to collective accommodation establishments in August, as the former grew by a year-on-year 13% to 1,094,808, as compared to the latter’s 3.2% growth to 1,317,321.
Hotels in Malta losing out on tourist nights to rented accommodations
The number of inbound tourists has been on a steady rise in the first half of 2019 — albeit the growth showing a slowing tendency in the past years — yet taking a thorough look at the number of nights spent by holidaymakers in Malta reveals that hotels are likely to be losing customers to rented accommodations increasingly by the month.
Industrial prices up 1.37% in August
Malta's industrial producer price index increased by 1.37% in August, as compared to the same month a year earlier.
Maltese agricultural sector’s GVA falls 3.5% in 2018
Although the gross value added of Malta’s agricultural sector dropped by 3.5% to €57.3m in 2018, the sector appears to have been quite stagnant in the past five years.
Malta’s GDP grows 6.6% in Q2, provisional estimates show
Malta’s gross domestic product (GDP) grows by €204m (6.6%) to €3.275b in the second quarter of the year, as compared to the same quarter in 2018. In volume terms, GDP increases by 4%.
Malta’s trade deficit grows further in July 2019
Malta's international trade deficit grew to €348.2m in July 2019, from the €211.7m deficit measured in the same month last year. The trade deficit widened by €675m to €2.451b during the first seven months of the year, as compared to the same period a year earlier
Malta’s industrial production grows 1.9% in June
The seasonally-adjusted index of industrial production increased by 1.9% in June 2019, compared to the previous month of the same year. The working-day adjusted index of industrial production increased by a y.o.y. 1.7%.
Social security benefits grow to €512m by end-June
Social security benefits outlay was up by 3% (€15m) to €512m during the first six months of 2019, compared to 2018. A €15.2m rise in contributory benefits spending was the catalyst for the increase, partially offset by a €0.2m drop in non-contributory expenditure.
Maltese property prices go up 6.5% in Q1 2019
The property price index (PPI) developed by 6.5% during the Q1 2019 when compared to the Q1 2018. PPI registered a rise of 5.3% in Q1 2018, when compared to the same quarter of 2017.