Malawi Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 781
No. Of products 1,034
No. Of partners 110
Imports (in US$ Mil) 2,726
No. Of products 3,531
No. Of partners 136

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.04
Index of export market penetration1.60
World Growth-3.91
Country Growth-8.66

Service Indicators 2020

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)...
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Malawi top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Belgium163 20.84
South Africa49 6.22
United Kingdom47 5.97
Kenya40 5.08
United States36 4.61
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa560 20.56
China441 16.19
United Arab Emirates274 10.05
India211 7.73
United Kingdom125 4.58

Malawi Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials506 64.75 177 6.51 1.25
Intermediate goods165 21.13 757 27.76 3.36
Consumer goods98 12.56 1,288 47.26 10.88
Capital goods12 1.53 475 17.42 2.31

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Tobacco, partly or w ...348,444.44
Raw cane sugar, in s ...73,980.73
Black tea (fermented ...73,979.42
Tobacco, not stemmed ...43,634.20
Shelled ground-nuts, ...39,339.88
New stamps; stamp-im ...247,680.51
Petroleum oils, etc, ...196,543.85
Other medicaments of ...113,309.30
Tobacco, not stemmed ...73,233.89

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Malawi

Tariffs 2020

No. Of Tariff Agreement 7
Simple Average (%) 9.46
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 1,543,629.44
Maximum Rate (%) 25
Weighted Average (%) 6.18
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 46.32

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...
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World Development Indicators (WDI)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)11,962
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)580.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
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Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank109
Trading Across Borders Rank127

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

LPI Score...
LPI Rank...