Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Currency 1011.99 1051 1091 1133 1177 1269

Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 3.80 2.1 2.1 2.1 4.3 4.3
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.00 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7
Inflation Rate (%) 19.10 21 17 12 10 8
Interest Rate (%) 14.00 14 14 14 14 13.5
Balance of Trade (MWK Million) -133612.50 -94149 -94258 -94408 -94278 -94354
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -13.10 -14 -14 -14 -12 -12
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 50.70 50.6 50.6 50.6 50.6 51
Government Budget (% of GDP) -8.30 -7.7 -7.7 -7.7 -7.3 -7.3
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30

GDP Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 3.80 2.1 2.1 2.1 4.3 4.3
GDP (USD Billion) 11.96 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6 14.5
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (MWK Million) 201909.40 206149 206149 206149 210592 215014
GDP per capita (USD) 395.13 532 500 550 550 550
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 1486.78 1050 1050 1140 1140 1140
GDP Constant Prices (MWK Million) 7536528.00 7411683 7411683 7694795 7860599 8025671

Labour Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.00 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7
Population (Million) 19.13 19.55 19.55 20.02 20.02 20.02

Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Inflation Rate (%) 19.10 21 17 12 10 8
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 104.40 158 157 112 119 121
Food Inflation (%) 19.50 25 20 17 14 10
CPI Transportation (points) 110.20 130 136 140 140 146

Money Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Interest Rate (%) 14.00 14 14 14 14 13.5

Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Balance of Trade (MWK Million) -133612.50 -94149 -94258 -94408 -94278 -94354
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -13.10 -14 -14 -14 -12 -12
External Debt (MWK Million) 2021553.18 2250000 2250000 2250000 2250000 2400000

Government Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 50.70 50.6 50.6 50.6 50.6 51
Government Budget (% of GDP) -8.30 -7.7 -7.7 -7.7 -7.3 -7.3
Government Spending (MWK Million) 147297.00 150390 150390 150390 153631 156857
Fiscal Expenditure (MWK Billion) 189.40 175 175 200 190 230
Military Expenditure (USD Million) 85.80 60 60 60 60 60
Government Budget Value (MWK Billion) 2.10 -43 -48 -60 -50 -85
Government Revenues (MWK Billion) 117.30 132 127 135 140 145

Taxes Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Sales Tax Rate (%) 16.50 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5


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