Top Malta Imports 2017
In 2017, Malta bought US$5.8 billion worth of imported products down by -22.8% since 2013 and down by -19.1% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Italy

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

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $561.8 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $116.6 million
  3. Machinery: $69.2 million
  4. Ships, boats: $65.9 million
  5. Plastics: $38.6 million
  6. Cereal, milk preparations:$33.4 million
  7. Fish: $32.4 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $28 million
  9. Beverages: $25 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $21.9 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Malta amounted to
$459.3 million or 7.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $118.1 million
  2. Machinery: $108 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $43.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $35.2 million
  5. Plastics: $30.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $10.9 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $10.2 million
  8. Toys, games: $9.1 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $7.2 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $5.8 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Malta amounted to
$449.6 million or 7.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $72.2 million
  2. Vehicles: $52.1 million
  3. Ships, boats: $34 million
  4. Machinery: $31.6 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $24.8 million
  6. Paper: $22.9 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $22 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $14.8 million
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $14.7 million
10. Other food preparations: $13.3 million
Top Maltese Imports from Cayman Is.

Cayman Islands's exports to Malta amounted to
$350.2 million or 6% of its overall imports, all under the ships and boats category to the tune of $350.2 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Malta amounted to
$288.6 million or 5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $157 million
  2. Fish: $13.7 million
  3. Machinery: $10.2 million
  4. Food waste, animal fodder: $9.9 million
  5. Meat: $8.1 million
  6. Ceramic products: $7.5 million
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $4.6 million
  8. Meat, seafood preparations: $4.4 million
  9. Vehicles: $3.8 million
10. Wood: $3.5 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to Malta amounted to
$259.8 million or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $253.6 million
  2. Machinery: $2.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $1 million
  4. Cereals: $630,000
  5. Organic chemicals: $478,000
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $416,000
  7. Food waste, animal fodder: $259,000
  8. Iron or steel products: $227,000
  9. Vegetables: $185,000
10. Other base metal goods: $124,000
Top 10 Maltese Imports from the US

America's exports to Malta amounted to
$246.9 million or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $83.6 million
  2. Ships, boats: $50.8 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $35.6 million
  4. Machinery: $27.9 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $7.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $5.7 million
  7. Plastics: $4.3 million
  8. Paper: $3.2 million
  9. Wood: $3.2 million
10. Collector items, art, antiques: $2.7 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from France

France's exports to Malta amounted to
$242.8 million or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $74.1 million
  2. Fish: $18.9 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $18.2 million
  4. Ships, boats: $16.6 million
  5. Vehicles: $14 million
  6. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $12.5 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $11.1 million
  8. Machinery: $10.8 million
  9. Beverages: $6.7 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6.1 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from Netherlands

Netherlands's exports to Malta amounted to
$214.8 million or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $42.2 million
  2. Machinery: $20.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $19.4 million
  4. Meat: $13.5 million
  5. Beverages: $11.7 million
  6. Fish: $11.2 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $8.1 million
  8. Food waste, animal fodder: $7.7 million
  9. Meat, seafood preparations: $7.3 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $7 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from China

China's exports to Malta amounted to
$192.3 million or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $57.8 million
  2. Machinery: $25.1 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $23.9 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $9.6 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $8.9 million
  6. Plastics: $8.7 million
  7. Toys, games: $5.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $4.8 million
  9. Rubber: $4.4 million
10. Glass: $2.9 million
Top 10 Maltese Imports from India

India's exports to Malta amounted to
$144.2 million or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $82.1 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $36.2 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $10.9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.6 million
  5. Machinery: $2.1 million
  6. Other base metal goods: $1.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $941,000
  8. Glass: $906,000
  9. Vehicles: $855,000
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $831,000
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