The foreign direct investment (FDI) stock position of Malta was up by year-on-year €8.6bn to €176.5bn at the end of June 2018, according to a report published by the Maltese National Statistics Office (NSO).
Financial and insurance activities significantly fuelled the FDI stocks in June, garnering a contribution of 97.3% to total.
In the first half of 2018, FDI inflows went up by €1.9 billion, chiefly boosted by financial and insurance activities with a total contribution of 84.1%, according to figures by the NSO.
FDI outflows, however, dropped in the first half of 2018. Direct investment abroad by Maltese companies decreased by year-on-year €35.8m to €3.1bn. NSO statistics attribute the fall to decreases in equity capital.
“Stock position of direct investment abroad was registered at €61.5bn in June 2018, down by €1.4bn over the stock position in 2017,” the NSO report says. Financial and insurance activities accounted for 99.5% of the total outwards FDI, NSO figures reveal.
The full report including charts and visual representation of data is available for download at the website of NSO.