Top Malta Imports 2015
In 2015, Malta bought US$5.8 billion worth of imported products down by 21.7% since 2011 and down by 31.4% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Malta amounted to
$1.3 billion or 23% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $533.5 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $168.5 million
  3. Ships, boats: $99.6 million
  4. Machinery: $53.6 million
  5. Plastics: $40.6 million
  6. Cereal, milk preparations: $31.2 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $31 million
  8. Beverages: $20.7 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $18.9 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $18.6 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Malta amounted to
$485.1 million or 8.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Ships, boats: $266.3 million
  2. Oil: $85.5 million
  3. Machinery: $15.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $12.3 million
  5. Beverages: $11.2 million
  6. Meat: $11 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $7 million
  8. Food waste, animal fodder: $6.1 million
  9. Fish: $5.6 million
10. Meat, seafood preparations: $5.5 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Malta amounted to
$433.5 million or 7.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Ships, boats: $86.3 million
  2. Paper: $41.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $40.1 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $26.2 million
  5. Machinery: $20 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $19.2 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $16.4 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $14.8 million
  9. Books, newspapers, pictures: $14.5 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations: $14.2 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Malta amounted to
$393.1 million or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $106.8 million
  2. Machinery: $57.3 million
  3. Vehicles: $43.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $39.9 million
  5. Plastics: $24.6 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $9.7 million
  7. Toys, games: $7.8 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $7.4 million
  9. Paper: $6.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $6.3 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to Malta amounted to
$351.1 million or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $347.5 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $822,000
  3. Cereals: $452,000
  4. Machinery: $330,000
  5. Wood: $230,000
  6. Fruits, nuts: $221,000
  7. Electronic equipment: $185,000
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $165,000
  9. Iron or steel products: $136,000
10. Plastics: $107,000
Top 10 Maltese Imports from China

China's exports to Malta amounted to
$235.1 million or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $50.2 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $43.6 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $39.3 million
  4. Plastics: $11.6 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $10.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $8.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $8.2 million
  8. Rubber: $5.4 million
  9. Footwear: $5 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $4 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from France

France's exports to Malta amounted to
$233.7 million or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $72.8 million
  2. Oil: $48.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $9.7 million
  4. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $9.5 million
  5. Machinery: $9.2 million
  6. Vehicles: $9.1 million
  7. Beverages: $8.3 million
  8. Fish: $7.5 million
  9. Ships, boats: $5.3 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.5 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Malta amounted to
$226.8 million or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $100.6 million
  2. Food waste, animal fodder: $12.2 million
  3. Machinery: $8.9 million
  4. Ceramic products: $8.4 million
  5. Vehicles: $8.3 million
  6. Meat: $6.4 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $5.9 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $5.5 million
  9. Fish: $5 million
10. Plastics: $4.7 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from the US

America's exports to Malta amounted to
$201.9 million or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $64.2 million
  2. Ships, boats: $35.8 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $33 million
  4. Machinery: $25 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $8.3 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $8 million
  7. Plastics: $5.4 million
  8. Wood: $2.2 million
  9. Collector items, art, antiques: $2 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.6 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Malta amounted to
$145.5 million or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $60.9 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $9 million
  3. Vehicles: $8.9 million
  4. Meat: $6.8 million
  5. Machinery: $6.2 million
  6. Plastics: $5.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $3.7 million
  8. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $3.2 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations: $3.1 million
10. Footwear: $2.6 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Malta amounted to
$131.8 million or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $42 million
  2. Ships, boats: $29.2 million
  3. Machinery: $9.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $8 million
  5. Plastics: $7.3 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $5.9 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $4.6 million
  8. Iron and steel: $4.3 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.6 million
10. Ceramic products: $2 million
Fastest-Growing Maltese Imports
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis