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About Malta

Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta is an island country in the mediterranean sea just off the coast of Italy. The country. It is the smallest nation in the European Union and was part of the British Colony and the Queen of England is the head of state and queen.

The Economy of Malta is primarily on exports of agricultural products and the shipping industry due to strategic positioning of the island for ships coming out of Suez canal to reach other parts of Europe.

Malta depends more on Tourism and Financial Services for its revenues.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityValletta
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesMaltese, English
CurrencyEuropean euro, EUR
Phone Code +356
Important CitiesBirgu, Bormla, Mdina, Qormi, Rabat, Senglea, Si??iewi, Valletta, ?abbar, ?ebbu?
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-21)
GDP (nominal)USD 20.311 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking88
Primary IndustriesEnergy,Industry.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsTunisia, Italy
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( Council of Europe), ( European Union), ( Union for the Mediterranean), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsElectrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Books and Papers, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Toys and Games, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products, Aviation Vehicles, Silk & Textiles, Other Products, Cereals & Pulses, Marine Vessels
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Aviation Vehicles, Electrical Products, Marine Vessels, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Books and Papers, Household Items & Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Fashion and Apparel, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Chemical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Total Exports ValueUSD 3.269 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 8.571 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 5.302 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Malta stood at US $ 159.60 mn in 2016-17. India’s exports to Malta were of US $ 137.23 mn in 2016-17 whereas imports from Malta were to the tune of US $ 22.37 mn. The main items of India's exports to Malta are marine products, drugs, pharmaceutical & fine chemicals, inorganic/organic/agro chemicals, manufactures of metals, transport equipments, and other commodities. The main items of India's imports from Malta are pulp and waste paper, metal scraps, organic chemicals, medicinal & pharmaceutical products, electronic goods.
Major Exports to IndiaChemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Arms and Ammunitions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Glass and glassware, Toys and Games, Building & Construction Products & Services
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Ceramic Products, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Rubber and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Glass and glassware, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Gems & Jewellery, Books and Papers, Marine Vessels, Building & Construction Products & Services
India's Imports ValueUSD 51.35 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 312.76 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 261.41 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for MaltaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mrs. Gloria Gangte
Honourable High Commissioner
No. 29, Triq- Galanton Vassallo,Santa Venera, SVR 1901 Malta,
356 2148 0413 (Honourable High Commissioner), 2148 0412 (Counsellor), 21480414 (HOC)

Embassy Details of Malta in IndiaMalta
H.E. Mr. Reuben Gauci
High Commissioner
The Executive Centre, Level 1 and 2 Crescent Building, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi-110030
+91 66961140 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Malta in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Ashok Kumar JhunJjhunwala
Honorary Consul
227, AJC Bose Road Kolkata-700020
03322904611 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Malta in Chennai
H.E. Mr. T. Shantakumar
Honorary Consul
No 9/5 Seethamal Colony 2nd Cross Street Alwarpet Chennai - 600018
044-42031011 (O)