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Malawi Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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 2015

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 1,080 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 2,312 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,142 products are exported to 109 countries and 3,602 products are imported from 136 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2015

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$ 435,034.10 million.
  • Malawi exported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 93,730.81 million.
  • Malawi exported Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, , worth US$ 61,687.08 million.
  • Malawi exported Dried peas, shelled , worth US$ 56,427.45 million.
  • Malawi exported Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped , worth US$ 52,828.43 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$ 235,094.87 million.
  • Malawi imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 119,948.08 million.
  • Malawi imported Urea , worth US$ 86,232.15 million.
  • Malawi imported Mineral or chemical fertilizers with nitrogen, , worth US$ 72,069.54 million.
  • Malawi imported New stamps; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; c , worth US$ 49,708.13 million.

Malawi top 5 Export and Import partners 2015

The top five countries to which Malawi exported 2015 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Malawi exports to Belgium worth US$ 114 million, with a partner share of 10.56 percent.
  2. Malawi exports to Zimbabwe worth US$ 100 million, with a partner share of 9.29 percent.
  3. Malawi exports to Mozambique worth US$ 100 million, with a partner share of 9.22 percent.
  4. Malawi exports to South Africa worth US$ 80 million, with a partner share of 7.43 percent.
  5. Malawi exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 64 million, with a partner share of 5.91 percent.

The top five countries to which Malawi imported goods 2015 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Malawi imports from South Africa worth US$ 417 million, with a partner share of 18.05 percent.
  2. Malawi imports from China worth US$ 304 million, with a partner share of 13.14 percent.
  3. Malawi imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 254 million, with a partner share of 10.97 percent.
  4. Malawi imports from India worth US$ 238 million, with a partner share of 10.28 percent.
  5. Malawi imports from Zambia worth US$ 118 million, with a partner share of 5.11 percent.

Malawi Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2015

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2015 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2015

Tariffs imposed by Malawi in 2015 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 25.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 9.05.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 4.24.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 1,989,109.94 and duty free tariff line items share is 51.25.

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) 2017

Key Development Indicators of Malawi in 2017 are below

WDI

Malawi Doing Business 2018

  • The ease of doing business rank for Malawi is 110.
  • The trade across border rank is 117.
Doing Business

Malawi Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2017

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2017 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