Structure of Government Debt: 2022

Salient Points News Data Methodology   In 2022, the Financial Corporations sector held the biggest share of Government’s debt with 60.4 per cent, followed by the Rest of World with 22.0 per cent. The share of Households and Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households (NPISH) was 15.7 per cent, a decrease of 7.6 percentage points over the […]

Industrial Producer Price Indices: April 2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology Annual comparison When compared to April 2022, the industrial producer price index increased by 4.6 per cent. Price increases were registered in the consumer goods (7.9 per cent), capital goods (5.2 per cent) and intermediate goods (3.6 per cent). No price change occurred in the energy sector. Industrial producer prices […]

Gross Domestic Product: Q1/2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology Visualisations For the first quarter of 2023, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Maltese economy registered a positive year-on-year growth rate of 3.1 per cent. The GDP deflator went up by 5.8 per cent compared to the same quarter last year. This represents a decrease of 0.3 percentage points […]

Unemployment Rate: April 2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology Components leading to the seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate The unemployment rate for April 2023 stood at 2.8 per cent, declining by 0.1 percentage points from the previous month and by 0.2 percentage points from the same month last year (Table 1). In fact, the unemployment rate series remained stable […]

Government Finance Data: January-April 2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology Between January and April 2023, Recurrent Revenue amounted to €1,890.8 million, €295.6 million higher than the €1,595.3 million reported a year earlier. The largest increase was recorded under Income Tax (€179.2 million), followed by Grants (€71.9 million), Value Added Tax (€33.0 million), Social Security (€15.9 million), Sales-Others (€14.2 million), Licences, […]

Collective Accommodation Establishments: Q1/2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology In the first quarter of 2023, the largest share of guest nights was reported in 4-star hotels, with 48.4 per cent of the total (Table 2). The average length of stay in collective accommodation establishments in 2023 remained the same at 4.1 nights when compared to the figure registered during […]

Registered Unemployment: April 2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology Data provided by Jobsplus for April 2023 indicate a year-on-year increase of five persons registering under Part I, and a drop of two persons registering under Part II of the unemployment register (Tables 5 and 8). Increases in the registered  unemployment levels were recorded in the age groups under 20s […]

Retail Price Index (RPI): April 2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology Price changes and effects on inflation The highest annual inflation rates in April 2023 were registered in Food (10.2 per cent) and Housing (10.2 per cent). On the other hand, the lowest annual inflation rates were recorded in Clothing and footwear (-1.2 per cent) and Water, electricity, gas and fuels […]

Short-term Services Indicators: Q1/2023

Salient Points News Data Methodology Quarterly comparison After adjusting for seasonal effects and the working-day pattern, the total services turnover index decreased by 1.1 per cent between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. The highest increase was registered in the real estate activities (23.1 per cent), followed by increases in […]
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