Malawi recorded a Current Account deficit of 12.10 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2020. source: Reserve Bank of Malawi

Current Account to GDP in Malawi averaged -12.84 percent of GDP from 1977 until 2020, reaching an all time high of -0.25 percent of GDP in 1998 and a record low of -27.60 percent of GDP in 2013. This page provides - Malawi Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malawi Current Account to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Current Account to GDP in Malawi is expected to reach -14.00 percent of GDP by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malawi Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -11.50 percent of GDP in 2022 and -10.00 percent of GDP in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Current Account to GDP

Malawi Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Current Account to GDP -12.10 percent of GDP Dec/20 -15.10 -0.25 -27.60
Current Account -1206.20 USD Million Dec/19 -1418.60 -4.38 -1418.60
Capital Flows 1270.06 USD Million Dec/19 1265.05 1342.87 87.58
External Debt 2021553.18 MWK Million Dec/20 1670407.38 2021553.18 980.60
Foreign Direct Investment 112.30 USD Million Dec/19 101.50 598.80 5.64

Malawi Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.