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Malawi Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.
Malawi monthly trade data
Malawi quarterly trade data

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Malawi

Overall Exports and Imports for Malawi 2017

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 884 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 2,547 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,156 products are exported to 114 countries and 3,638 products are imported from 152 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Malawi along with trade value are:

  • Malawi exported Tobacco, partly or wholly stemmed/stripped , worth US$ 432,978.26 million.
  • Malawi exported Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped , worth US$ 88,284.17 million.
  • Malawi exported Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, , worth US$ 70,492.60 million.
  • Malawi exported Oil-cake and other solid residues, of soya-bean , worth US$ 61,609.67 million.
  • Malawi exported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 33,277.88 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Malawi along with trade value are

  • Malawi imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 233,501.94 million.
  • Malawi imported New stamps; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; c , worth US$ 170,816.81 million.
  • Malawi imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 123,473.03 million.
  • Malawi imported Urea , worth US$ 53,866.79 million.
  • Malawi imported Worn clothing and other worn articles , worth US$ 50,225.14 million.

Malawi top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

The top five countries to which Malawi exported 2017 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Malawi exports to Belgium worth US$ 194 million, with a partner share of 21.96 percent.
  2. Malawi exports to South Africa worth US$ 69 million, with a partner share of 7.81 percent.
  3. Malawi exports to Tanzania worth US$ 68 million, with a partner share of 7.71 percent.
  4. Malawi exports to Germany worth US$ 50 million, with a partner share of 5.68 percent.
  5. Malawi exports to Egypt, Arab Rep. worth US$ 49 million, with a partner share of 5.55 percent.

The top five countries to which Malawi imported goods 2017 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Malawi imports from South Africa worth US$ 452 million, with a partner share of 17.75 percent.
  2. Malawi imports from China worth US$ 374 million, with a partner share of 14.68 percent.
  3. Malawi imports from India worth US$ 278 million, with a partner share of 10.92 percent.
  4. Malawi imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 174 million, with a partner share of 6.82 percent.
  5. Malawi imports from United Kingdom worth US$ 135 million, with a partner share of 5.30 percent.

Malawi Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2016

Tariffs imposed by Malawi in 2016 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 25.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 9.17.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 4.77.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 1,513,846.90 and duty free tariff line items share is 51.06.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.15.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.16.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is 25.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 5,002.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Malawi World Development Indicators (WDI) 2018

Key Development Indicators of Malawi in 2018 are below

WDI

Malawi Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for Malawi is 109.
  • The trade across border rank is 127.
Doing Business

Malawi Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2018

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2018 is 3.50.
CPIA

MalawiLogistics Performance Index (LPI)

  • The LPI score for Malawi in is not available.
  • The LPI rank is not available.
LPI

Malawi Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Malawi is 34.20.
SPRD