Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 249 % in 2017 in Malta, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.83 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Malta reached an all time high of 326 % in 2012 and an all time low of 114 % in 1972. When compared to Malta's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Greece amounted to 67.0 %, 59.4 % in Italy, 99.5 % in Tunisia and 54.1 % in Turkey in 2017.
Malta has been ranked 4th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.