‘Malta one of fastest-growing economies in Europe’

The International Monetary Fund has remarked that Malta “is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe”. An assessment was made following an exchange between Maltese officials and IMF staff, usually held each year as part of the agreement signed by each member state that joins the institution.

Malta Fact File

Much of Malta’s economic growth can be attributed to the excellent regulation of banks and the financial services sector. Maltese banks also have a strong local deposit base, and the banking sector is not significantly exposed to foreign sovereign debt risks. In addition, assets held by the island’s five core banks are twice the size of Malta’s GDP, which itself is only half the EU average.

Economía y demografía

Malta, situada en el sur de Europa, tiene una superficie de 320 Km2 , que lo coloca entre los países más pequeños del mundo. Malta, con una población de 440.433 personas, se encuentra en la posición 170 de la tabla de población, compuesta por 196 países y tiene una altísima densidad de población, de 1.376 habitantes por Km2.