Foreign direct investment up by €3.3 billion in 2019

During the year 2019, Foreign Direct Investiment flows in Malta went up by €3.3 billion, according to the latest statistics published by NSO, the National Statistics Office.

The main contributors to total FDI flows were financial and insurance activities with a total contribution of 87.5%

In December 2019, the stock position of FDI amounted to €187.9 billion, an increase of €8.5 billion over the corresponding period in 2018. As in previous years, financial and insurance activities accounted for 97.6 % of FDI stocks in December 2019.

During the year 2019, direct investment flows abroad totalled €6.4 billion, mainly in the form of claims on direct investors. The stock position of direct investment abroad stood at €59.5 billion in December 2019, down by €1.0 billion over the stock position in 2018.

Financial and insurance activities made up 99.3% of the total FDI abroad.