Malawi recorded a trade deficit of 129242.80 MWK Million in September of 2018. Balance of Trade in Malawi averaged -25453.75 MWK Million from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4926 MWK Million in November of 2009 and a record low of -187035.40 MWK Million in August of 2018.

Balance of Trade in Malawi is expected to be -94148.51 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 -94408.13 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malawi Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -94349.55 MWK Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -129242.80 -187035.40 4926.00 -187035.40 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 201567.80 269620.30 269620.30 1055.70 MWK Million [+]
Exports 72725.10 82585.00 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-129242.80 -187035.40 4926.00 -187035.40 2000 - 2018 MWK Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1373.00 May/19
Australia 5745.00 May/19
Brazil 5020.00 Jun/19
Canada 762.30 May/19
China 509.76 Jun/19
Euro Area 23033.60 May/19
France -3278.00 May/19
Germany 20600.00 May/19
India -15280.00 Jun/19
Indonesia 196.00 Jun/19
Italy 5347.00 May/19
Japan 589.46 Jun/19
Mexico 1030.71 May/19
Netherlands 5579.00 May/19
Russia 11823.00 May/19
Saudi Arabia 131636.00 Mar/19
Singapore 2447.29 Jun/19
South Africa 1737.21 May/19
South Korea 4168.00 Jun/19
Spain -1605300.00 Apr/19
Switzerland 3251.00 Jun/19
Turkey -1837.83 May/19
United Kingdom -2324.00 May/19
United States -55520.00 May/19


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