Tag: National Statistics Office

Covid-19 led to steep drop in traffic accidents

The arrival of the Covid-19 in Malta led to a marked decrease in the number of traffic accidents, National Statistics Office figures show.

54,739 active businesses registered in 2018

There were a total of 54,739 active business units in 2018, an increase of 9.1% over the previous year.

Slight drop in unemployment rate in June

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Malta stood at 4.2% in June, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from the previous month.

Slight drop in registered unemployed in June

The number of people registering for work decreased slightly in June, after three months in which their number had more than doubled.

Fewer cars on Maltese roads after arrival of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic appears to have reversed, at least for now, a long-standing trend: the increase in the number of vehicles in Maltese roads.

R&D expenditure on slow upward trend, but far from EU target

Maltese expenditure on research and development (R&D) reached 0.6% of GDP in 2018, continuing a slow upward trend.

Dramatic drop in Malta-Gozo travel during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic led to a dramatic drop in the number of people using the Gozo Channel ferries, with the number of passengers during the second quarter of the year falling by more than half.

Public corporations register €96.2m surplus in 2018

Malta’s 52 public corporations registered a surplus of €96.2 million in 2018, equivalent to 0.8% of the GDP.

Public libraries continue to attract more users

The number of book loans from Maltese public libraries increased slightly last year, confirming an upward trend registered in recent years

Malta registers sharpest drop in house prices across EU

Malta registered the biggest drop in house prices within the EU during the first three months of 2020, bucking what had been a generally upward trend in the 27-nation bloc.