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Establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Malta

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Malta were established on the 16 th February, 1993.

Since 2011 associated Embassies of the two countries have been operating on the territory of each other. The current Ambassador of Belarus to Italy, to Malta associated is Mr. Aleksandr Guryanov.

We have built a constructive cooperation between foreign offices of Malta and Belarus; the two Ministers have a regular contact on the fields of international organizations.

The embassies keep on doing their utmost in order to extend Belarus-Malta ties in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

In 2020 the trade between Belarus and Malta amounted to $ 926.2 thousand, exports – $ 39.1 thousand (88.7% to the level of 2019), imports – $ 887.1 thousand (268.8%).

In 2020 the following items were exported: toys and puzzles ($ 14.3 thousand), potash fertilizers ($ 13.5 thousand), control or measuring devices, profile projectors ($ 4.6 thousand), machines for processing wood, cork, plastics or similar materials ($ 4.0 thousand), insulated wires, cables ($ 0.7 thousand).

The main part of imports consisted of: medicines packaged for retail sale ($ 634.7 thousand), electronic integrated circuits ($ 121.1 thousand), air conditioning units ($ 64.0 thousand), control or measuring devices, etc.

The turnover of trade in services with Malta in 2020 amounted to $ 17,135.3 thousand (140.9% compared to 2019). The export of Belarusian services to Malta for the specified period amounted to $ 11,608.1 thousand (123.5%) and was formed due to computer, telecommunication and information services ($ 7,472.5 thousand), transport services ($ 3,009.8 thousand), other business services ($ 828.5 thousand), payment for the use of intellectual property ($ 120.2 thousand), travel services ($ 79.2 thousand).

Import of services amounted to $ 5 527.2 thousand (200.6% of the level of the same period in 2019). The balance of trade in services was positive for Belarus in the amount of $ 6080.9 thousand.

In the period of January-September 2020 Maltese investments in the amount of $ 2.28 million were attracted (fully formed through direct investments); direct on a net basis amounted to $ 577.8 thousand.

thou. US dollars

 

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2020/2019 growth,

per cent

Turnover

2254,6

1283,2

758,2

518,9

1039,0

25 686,0

374,1  

926,2

247,6%

Export

0,6

18,9

21,2

18,8

64,7

24 926,7

44,1

39,1

88,7%

Import

2254,2

1264,3

737,1

500,1

974,3

759,3

330,0

887,1

268,8%

Balance

-2253,6

-1245,4

-715,8

-481,3

-909,6

24 167,4

-285,9

-848

 

 

 

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