Malta in Figures 2014 provides a selection of relevant statistics that reflect Maltese society and the economy. It presents a range of information, from hallmark indicators that define the economic state of the country to statistics on population, health, education and tourism.
The sources include government authorities and departments, other authoritative entities, as well as a number of surveys which are carried out by the NSO in line with EU harmonised standards and methodologies.
The Malta Statistics Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Reuben Fenech CFA, M.A. European Studies, B.Comm. Hons. (Economics), as Director General of the National Statistics Office.
Mr Fenech has occupied various senior positions in Malta and in the UK across a wide spectrum of areas in the financial field. Mr Fenech pioneered the Research and Statistics Unit of the Malta Stock Exchange after which stint he joined HSBC Life Assurance Malta as a Fund Manager and was eventually appointed as Managing Director of HSBC Asset Management Malta in 2009.
The National Statistics Office of Malta has released its Annual report 2014.
In 2014 the National Statistics Office issued 245 news releases and 5 publications, while preparatory work was undertaken for the Household Budgetary Survey in 2015/6. A new website was also launched. Highlights for the year were the publication of National Accounts and Balance of Payments estimates in accordance with the new methodological manuals, ESA2010 and BPM6 respectively, and the timely data transmission of Structural Business Statistics for the first time ever.
2014 also saw a change in top management for NSO. The second three-year term of Mr Michael Pace Ross expired on 4 November, and a public call for applications for the post of director general was issued by the Malta Statistics Authority.