Malawi Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 1,080
No. Of products 1,142
No. Of partners 109
Imports (in US$ Mil) 2,312
No. Of products 3,602
No. Of partners 136

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.06
Index of export market penetration1.56
World Growth-6.47
Country Growth-1.82

Service Indicators 2016

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)45.23
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)33.30

Malawi top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Belgium114 10.56
Zimbabwe100 9.29
Mozambique100 9.22
South Africa80 7.43
United Kingdom64 5.91
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa417 18.05
China304 13.14
United Arab Emirates254 10.97
India238 10.28
Zambia118 5.11

Malawi Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials600 55.53 164 7.10 0.97
Intermediate goods228 21.12 712 30.78 2.64
Consumer goods153 14.18 974 42.13 8.46
Capital goods64 5.95 412 17.84 3.17

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Tobacco, partly or w ...435,034.10
Raw cane sugar, in s ...93,730.81
Black tea (fermented ...61,687.08
Dried peas, shelled56,427.45
Tobacco, not stemmed ...52,828.43
Petroleum oils, etc, ...235,094.87
Other medicaments of ...119,948.08
Mineral or chemical ...72,069.54
New stamps; stamp-im ...49,708.13

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Malawi

Tariffs 2015

No. Of Tariff Agreement 7
Simple Average (%) 9.05
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 1,989,109.94
Maximum Rate (%) 25
Weighted Average (%) 4.24
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 51.25

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.16
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.15

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All34.20

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2011

No Of NTM Measures (2011)25
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2011)5,002

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)5,442
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)320.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-649.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-11.93

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank110
Trading Across Borders Rank117

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2016 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

LPI Score...
LPI Rank...