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    Malta Economy 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview Significant resources are limestone, a favorable geographic location,and a productive labor force. Malta produces only about 20% of its food needs,has limited freshwater supplies, and has no domestic energy sources. The economy is dependent on foreign trade, industry (especially electronics andtextiles), and tourism; the state-owned Malta drydocks employs about 3,800people. In 1995, over 1.1 million tourists visited the island. Per capitaGDP of $12,600 places Malta in the range of the less affluent EU countries.The island is divided politically over the question of joining the EU.

      GDP purchasing power parity - $4.7 billion (1996 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate 4% (1996 est.)

      GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $12,600 (1996 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector
      agriculture: 5%
      industry: 34%
      services : 61% (1995 est.)

      Inflation rate - consumer price index 3% (1996)

      Labor force
      total : 148,085 (September 1996)
      by occupation: public services 37%, other services 28%, manufacturing and construction25%, agriculture 2% (1995 est.)

      Unemployment rate 3.7% (September 1996)

      Budget
      revenues : $1.66 billion
      expenditures: $1.69 billion, including capital expenditures of $633 million (1996est.)

      Industries tourism; electronics, ship building and repair, construction; food andbeverages, textiles, footwear, clothing, tobacco

      Industrial production growth rate -5% (1996 est.)

      Electricity - capacity 405,000 kW (1994)

      Electricity - production 1.41 billion kWh (1994)

      Electricity - consumption per capita NA kWh

      Agriculture - products potatoes, cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cutflowers, green peppers; pork, milk, poultry, eggs

      Exports
      total value: $1.9 billion (f.o.b., 1995)
      commodities: machinery and transport equipment, clothing and footware, printed matter
      partners: Italy 32%, Germany 16%, UK 8%

      Imports
      total value: $3 billion (c.i.f., 1995)
      commodities: food, petroleum, machinery and semimanufactured goods
      partners: Italy 27%, Germany 14%, UK 13%, US 9%

      Debt - external $134 million (1996)

      Economic aid
      recipient: ODA, $NA

      Currency 1 Maltese lira (LM) = 100 cents

      Exchange rates Maltese liri (LM) per US$1 - 0.3677 (January 1997), 0.3604 (1996), 0.3529(1995), 0.3776 (1994), 0.3821 (1993), 0.3178 (1992)

      Fiscal year 1 April - 31 March

      NOTE: The information regarding Malta on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malta Economy 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malta Economy 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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