Malawi Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 1,009
No. Of products 1,290
No. Of partners 117
Imports (in US$ Mil) 3,073
No. Of products 3,554
No. Of partners 158

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.05
Index of export market penetration1.72
World Growth12.59
Country Growth12.83

Service Indicators 2021

Service imports (BoP, current US$)591,137,604.28
Service exports (BoP, current US$)462,146,310.37
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)...
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)...

Malawi top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Belgium139 13.76
India76 7.58
Tanzania71 7.01
South Africa67 6.62
United Arab Emirates46 4.59
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China560 18.23
South Africa546 17.77
United Arab Emirates285 9.28
India224 7.28
Zambia130 4.23

Malawi Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials674 66.77 125 4.06 0.83
Intermediate goods196 19.42 949 30.89 2.45
Consumer goods104 10.30 1,410 45.89 10.62
Capital goods35 3.47 559 18.19 2.68

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Tobacco, partly or w ...376,010.59
Soya beans108,071.23
Raw cane sugar, in s ...74,125.44
Black tea (fermented ...71,811.96
Tobacco, not stemmed ...61,241.01
Petroleum oils, etc, ...241,495.65
New stamps; stamp-im ...225,599.87
Human and animal blo ...99,517.37
Mineral or chemical ...93,277.83

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Malawi

Tariffs 2021

No. Of Tariff Agreement 7
Simple Average (%) 9.48
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 1,545,572.44
Maximum Rate (%) 25
Weighted Average (%) 5.95
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 46.59

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)

2021 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)12,602
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)610.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

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...