Malawi recorded a trade deficit of 122514.50 MWK Million in February of 2018. Balance of Trade in Malawi averaged -22441.76 MWK Million from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4926 MWK Million in November of 2009 and a record low of -133669.20 MWK Million in July of 2016.

Balance of Trade in Malawi is expected to be -94601.00 MWK Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Malawi to stand at -94408.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malawi Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -94350.00 MWK Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -122514.50 -82312.80 4926.00 -133669.20 MWK Million [+]
Current Account -1115.30 -1022.00 -4.38 -1216.52 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -10.50 -13.50 -0.25 -25.10 percent [+]
Imports 155423.50 134453.30 187822.20 1055.70 MWK Million [+]
Exports 32909.00 52140.60 97429.00 617.70 MWK Million [+]
Capital Flows 755.52 638.97 1375.92 87.58 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.46 0.00 0.46 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 458.90 317.70 1128.25 -52.30 USD Million [+]
External Debt 1569794.22 1486661.76 1569794.22 980.60 MWK Million [+]

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Malawi Balance of Trade

Malawi’s landlocked location increases import costs and poses an obstacle to exports. Malawi is dependent on imports of fuel and consumer goods. However, tobacco trade (55 percent of total exports) represents a major source of income for the country. Malawi’s main trading partners are: South Africa, Zambia, China and United States. This page provides - Malawi Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malawi Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-122514.50 -82312.80 4926.00 -133669.20 2000 - 2018 MWK Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1131.00 Apr/19
Australia 4871.00 Apr/19
Brazil 6422.00 May/19
Canada -966.20 Apr/19
China 416.58 May/19
Euro Area 15671.60 Apr/19
France -4981.00 Apr/19
Germany 17900.00 Apr/19
India -15360.00 May/19
Indonesia -2501.90 Apr/19
Italy 2884.57 Apr/19
Japan -967.11 May/19
Mexico 1370.00 Apr/19
Netherlands 4154.00 Apr/19
Russia 13705.00 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 3962.64 May/19
South Africa -3427.45 Apr/19
South Korea 2271.00 May/19
Spain -2352600.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 1654.00 May/19
Turkey -2982.01 Apr/19
United Kingdom -2740.00 Apr/19
United States -50791.00 Apr/19


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