Top Malta Imports 2016
In 2016, Malta bought US$6.2 billion worth of imported products down by -6% since 2012 but up by 7.2% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Malta amounted to
$1.3 billion or 20.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $573.4 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $140 million
  3. Machinery: $57.7 million
  4. Plastics: $34.9 million
  5. Ships, boats: $31.5 million
  6. Fish: $30.8 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$30.6 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $29.1 million
  9. Beverages: $20.5 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $19.2 million
Top Maltese Imports from Netherlands

Cayman Islands's exports to Malta amounted to
$734.2 million or 11.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Ships, boats: $726.8 million
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $7.5 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to Malta amounted to
$644.7 million or 10.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $639.5 million
  2. Machinery: $1.5 million
  3. Ships, boats: $951,000
  4. Cereal, milk preparations: $674,000
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $312,000
  6. Electronic equipment: $304,000
  7. Food waste, animal fodder: $227,000
  8. Iron or steel products: $163,000
  9. Vegetables: $150,000
10. Plastics: $103,000
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Malta amounted to
$388.8 million or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $117.5 million
  2. Machinery: $55.6 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $37.5 million
  4. Vehicles: $34.9 million
  5. Plastics: $28.5 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $10.1 million
  7. Toys, games: $9.8 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $8 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $5.8 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$4.8 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Malta amounted to
$367.1 million or 5.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Ships, boats: $57.5 million
  2. Vehicles: $35.3 million
  3. Paper: $34 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $24 million
  5. Machinery: $21.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $16.2 million
  7. Books, newspapers, pictures: $15.9 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $13.7 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations:$13.7 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $13.5 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from France

France's exports to Malta amounted to
$275.7 million or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $84.9 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $75.3 million
  3. Fish: $15.6 million
  4. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $10.3 million
  5. Vehicles: $9.8 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $9.1 million
  7. Machinery: $9.1 million
  8. Beverages: $8.3 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $5 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $4.9 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from the US

America's exports to Malta amounted to
$168.8 million or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $78.6 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $20.7 million
  3. Machinery: $19.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $7.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $6.8 million
  6. Ships, boats: $5.3 million
  7. Plastics: $3.8 million
  8. Wood: $3.4 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.7 million
10. Iron or steel products: $1.4 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Greece

Greece's exports to Malta amounted to
$126.2 million or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $92.5 million
  2. Tobacco: $9.9 million
  3. Machinery: $3.8 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $1.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.9 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.9 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $1.8 million
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $1.5 million
  9. Plastics: $1.2 million
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $979,000
Top 10 Maltese Imports from China

China's exports to Malta amounted to
$204.8 million or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $49.5 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $34.9 million
  3. Machinery: $24.3 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $12.2 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $10.6 million
  6. Plastics: $9.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $7.7 million
  8. Rubber: $4.9 million
  9. Toys, games: $4.3 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $3 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.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis