This page displays a table with Malawi Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.



Malawi Imports By Category Value Year
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $254.71M 2020
Fertilizers $235.19M 2020
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $216.74M 2020
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $211.27M 2020
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $191.47M 2020
Pharmaceutical products $163.14M 2020
Electrical, electronic equipment $137.14M 2020
Plastics $115.34M 2020
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $105.74M 2020
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $93.01M 2020
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $87.45M 2020
Iron and steel $82.66M 2020
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $73.68M 2020
Miscellaneous chemical products $70.13M 2020
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $61.55M 2020
Cereals $54.67M 2020
Articles of iron or steel $49.78M 2020
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $46.29M 2020
Miscellaneous edible preparations $44.63M 2020
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $37.79M 2020
Rubbers $33.04M 2020
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $27.57M 2020
Organic chemicals $21.42M 2020
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $20.28M 2020
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $18.17M 2020
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $14.91M 2020
Ceramic products $14.10M 2020
Sugars and sugar confectionery $13.60M 2020
Aluminum $13.20M 2020
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $12.26M 2020
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $11.67M 2020
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $10.97M 2020
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $10.82M 2020
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $10.79M 2020
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $10.53M 2020
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $10.29M 2020
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $9.42M 2020
Glass and glassware $9.31M 2020
Aircraft, spacecraft $8.21M 2020
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $7.95M 2020
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $7.68M 2020
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $7.37M 2020
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $6.56M 2020
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $6.48M 2020
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $5.97M 2020
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $5.58M 2020
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $5.55M 2020
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $5.30M 2020
Manmade staple fibers $4.75M 2020
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $4.55M 2020
Manmade filaments $3.90M 2020
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $3.67M 2020
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $3.34M 2020
Copper $3.33M 2020
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $2.85M 2020
Toys, games, sports requisites $2.22M 2020
Photographic or cinematographic goods $2.09M 2020
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $2.03M 2020
Headgear and $2.03M 2020
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $2.01M 2020
Live animals $1.97M 2020
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $1.87M 2020
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $1.42M 2020
Meat and edible meat offal $1.38M 2020
Cotton $1.34M 2020
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $1.29M 2020
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $1.23M 2020
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $1.14M 2020
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $1.10M 2020
Knitted or crocheted fabric $919.47K 2020
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $846.83K 2020
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $559.94K 2020
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $481.84K 2020
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $475.33K 2020
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $402.73K 2020
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $334.12K 2020
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $308.85K 2020
Lac, gums, resins $131.79K 2020
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $108.94K 2020
Clocks and watches $101.52K 2020
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $92.55K 2020
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $78.79K 2020
Tin $78.36K 2020
Products of animal origin $71.58K 2020
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $61.32K 2020
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $39.15K 2020
Base metals not specified elsewhere, cermets. $29.05K 2020
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $13.90K 2020
Zinc $9.52K 2020
Nickel $9.21K 2020
Cork and articles of cork $5.02K 2020
Silk $4.14K 2020
Lead $3.99K 2020
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $1.97K 2020
Ores slag and ash $1.61K 2020
Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures $294 2020
Commodities not specified according to kind $1 2015




Malawi Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -133612.50 -95907.30 4926.02 -214748.40 MWK Million [+]
Current Account -1206.20 -1418.60 -4.38 -1418.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -12.70 -16.10 -0.25 -27.60 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 195505.20 157800.20 274708.90 1055.70 MWK Million [+]
Exports 61892.90 49499.70 109459.30 617.70 MWK Million [+]
Capital Flows 1270.06 1265.05 1342.87 87.58 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 1.64 0.66 1.64 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 112.30 101.50 598.80 5.64 USD Million [+]
External Debt 2021553.18 1670407.38 2021553.18 980.60 MWK Million [+]