Malawi recorded a trade deficit of 101999 MWK Million in November of 2017. Balance of Trade in Malawi averaged -21306.41 MWK Million from 2000 until 2017, 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 -62009.00 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 -62176.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malawi Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -62239.00 MWK Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -101999.00 -96179.30 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 173284.00 177726.00 187822.20 1055.70 MWK Million [+]
Exports 71285.00 81546.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 458.90 317.70 1128.25 -52.30 USD Million [+]
External Debt 1486661.76 1334560.00 1486661.76 980.60 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-101999.00 -96179.30 4926.00 -133669.20 2000 - 2017 MWK Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18300.00 Oct/18
India -16670.00 Nov/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4850.00 Oct/18
Russia 19697.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -3300.00 Oct/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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