Balance of Payments

The main responsibility of the Balance of Payments (BOP) unit is the periodical compilation of the balance of payments, the international investment position (IIP) and foreign direct investment (FDI). These compilations are done by the NSO with the collaboration of the Central Bank of Malta, which is responsible for the financial sector.

The source of data for these compilations is mainly the monthly, quarterly and annual direct reporting (DR) surveys, covering all economic sectors, and supplemented by administrative records.