Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malta
Foreign direct investment flows were estimated to be €2.0 billion during the first six months of 2022. The main contributors to FDI flows were Financial and insurance activities, accounting for 85.3 per cent of the total (Table 2).
In June 2022, the stock position of FDI in Malta amounted to €208.6 billion, an increase of €8.3 billion over the corresponding period of the previous year. Financial and insurance activities recorded the largest share at 97.6 per cent of FDI stocks in June 2022 (Table 3).
Direct Investment Abroad
During the first six months of 2022, direct investment flows abroad totalled €3.2 billion, mainly in the form of claims on direct investors (Table 4).
The stock position of direct investment abroad stood at €57.8 billion in June 2022, down by €748.3 million over the stock position in 2021. Financial and insurance activities made up 98.9 per cent of total FDI abroad (Table 6).
Stock positions as at the end of June
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● Other Capital – including inter-company transactions such as borrowing and lending of funds; and trade debits and credits between direct investors and direct investment enterprises. Transactions between enterprises in different economies that share the same direct investor are also considered as direct investment and included under other capital.
3. Direct Investment flows include transactions occurring during a particular period. Besides accumulated flows, the Direct Investment Stock Position takes into account any market value revaluations, reclassifications and exchange rate changes prevailing at the end of the reporting period.
4. The type of data collection system used to compile the Direct Investment is a composite system based on monthly, quarterly and annual direct reporting (DR) enterprise surveys, as well as various other sources that are identified from time to time by the BoP compilers. No major sectors of the economy are excluded from the aggregate data. The data for all components are compiled from these surveys. Where not directly available, preliminary figures on reinvested earnings are estimates based on an average of the previous four years. The final data on reinvested earnings are then compiled from the annual DR survey.
5. The classification used for economic activity is NACE Rev. 2, which corresponds to the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community. Both the data on Direct Investment abroad and Foreign Direct Investment in Malta are classified on the basis of the industrial activity of the resident direct investment enterprises. Due to confidentiality issues, aggregate economic activities are grouped as follows: