Direct Investment in Malta and Abroad: January-June 2019

As at the end of June 2019, the stock position of Foreign Direct Investment in Malta stood at €184.7 billion, while Direct Investment abroad amounted to €60.2 billion.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malta

Foreign direct investment flows were estimated to be €1.7 billion during the first six months of 2019. This shows a decrease of €166.3 million over the corresponding period in 2018 (Table 1). Financial and insurance activities accounted for 93.9 per cent of FDI flows in Malta (Table 2). In June 2019, the stock position of FDI in Malta amounted to €184.7 billion, an increase of €8.9 billion over the corresponding month in 2018. As in previous years, financial and insurance activities recorded the largest share at 97.0 per cent of FDI stocks in June 2019 (Table 3).

Direct Investment Abroad

During the first six months of 2019, direct investment flows abroad totalled €3.2 billion, an increase of €51.7 million over the amount registered in the previous year. These changes are mainly attributed
to changes in equity capital (Table 4). Stock position of direct investment abroad stood at €60.2 billion in June 2019, down by €0.9 billion over the stock position in 2018. Financial and insurance activities made up 99.1 per cent of the total FDI abroad (Table 6)

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