Malawi Current Account Balance

1977 - 2019 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Malawi Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.2 USD bn in Dec 2019, compared with a deficit of 1.4 USD bn in the previous year. Malawi Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1977 to Dec 2019, with an averaged value of -227.7 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of -4.4 USD mn in Dec 1998 and a record low of -1.4 USD bn in Dec 2018. CEIC converts annual Current Account Balance into USD. The National Statistics Office of Malawi provides Current Account Balance in local Currency. The Reserve Bank of Malawi average market exchange rate is used for currency conversations. Current Account Balance prior to 2012 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 113.9 USD mn in Dec 2019. Malawi Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 6.4 USD mn in Dec 2019. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 36.0 USD mn in Dec 2018. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 10.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

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Malawi Current Account Balance

What was Malawi's Current Account Balance in 2019?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-1,220.2 2019 -1,426.5 2018 -1,426.5 2018 -4.4 1998 USD mn yearly 1977 - 2019

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -372.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 690.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2021
Armenia (USD mn) 51.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Australia (USD mn) 14,132.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2021
Austria (USD mn) -977.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Mar 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -19.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bahrain (USD mn) -663.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,227.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Mar 2021
Belarus (USD mn) -956.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,580.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 179.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Mar 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) -339.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Brazil (USD mn) 3,840.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Brunei (USD mn) -615.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) -120.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -1,954.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Canada (USD mn) 935.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Mar 2021
Chile (USD mn) 503.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
China (USD mn) 69,446.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -3,633.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -446.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (USD mn) -1,111.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 342.6 May 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 2,964.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 726.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -4,849.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) -82.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2021
European Union (USD mn) 121,257.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Finland (USD mn) 308.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - May 2021
France (USD mn) -2,779.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -364.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Germany (USD mn) 28,928.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2021
Ghana (USD mn) -709.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Greece (USD mn) -1,703.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 7,714.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 701.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1989 - Mar 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -211.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2021
India (USD mn) -8,134.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1949 - Mar 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) -996.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Iran (USD mn) 3,754.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 22,956.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Israel (USD mn) 5,105.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 4,715.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - May 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -1,348.7 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 17,106.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,583.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -1,530.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) -415.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
South Korea (USD mn) 9,261.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -185.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 8,084.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -83.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Laos (USD mn) 70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -66.8 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -133.4 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -19.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) 424.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 18,555.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
North Macedonia (USD mn) -19.5 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -1,220.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Malaysia (USD mn) 3,025.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Malta (USD mn) -51.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -430.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -5,135.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -230.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (USD mn) -143.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - May 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -193.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 128.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (USD mn) -731.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) -198.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -1,775.6 Apr 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Apr 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 27,258.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1967 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -3,612.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1971 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -3,337.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (USD mn) 11,080.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Oman (USD mn) -4,140.4 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Pakistan (USD mn) -2,482.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -291.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Panama (USD mn) 450.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Paraguay (USD mn) 209.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Peru (USD mn) -1,816.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -380.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Poland (USD mn) 75.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -296.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 75.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Romania (USD mn) -2,004.1 Apr 2021 monthly Jun 2002 - Apr 2021
Russia (USD mn) 3,700.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,317.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -58.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 18,489.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) -88.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 173.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 4,467.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
Spain (USD mn) 476.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Apr 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -630.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -2,249.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 9,331.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 17,604.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1983 - Mar 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.2 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 2005 - Dec 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -106.806 Dec 2020 monthly Oct 2005 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,321.054 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 17.3 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 2,620.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 66.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Forecast: Government Expenditure (MWK bn) 2,943.203 2025 yearly 2002 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MWK bn) 7,373.027 2025 yearly 2002 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (MWK bn) 2,577.078 2025 yearly 2002 - 2025
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) -38.300 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Apr 2021
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) 19.100 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Apr 2021
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 149.500 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Apr 2021
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 130.400 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Apr 2021
Central Government: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 137.600 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Apr 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 8.072 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -112.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Jan 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 127.3 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 81.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 13.197 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 329.302 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 15.260 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 240.1 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 8.9 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 134,376.792 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 44,748.750 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 3.103 Oct 2020 monthly Dec 1984 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2.009 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1987 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.924 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 24.254 Feb 2021 monthly Feb 1999 - Feb 2021
Foreign Trade: Exports (MWK mn) 98,881.500 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
Foreign Trade: Re-Exports (MWK mn) 49,527.400 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
Foreign Trade: Imports (MWK mn) 186,557.200 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
Foreign Trade Balance (MWK mn) -87,675.700 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 6.4 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,220.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -11.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 113.9 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.0 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -36.017 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.4 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.5 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 455.995 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
External Debt (MWK mn) 2,021,553.2 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 68.3 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.802 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -2,628.221 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
BoP: Current and Capital Account (MWK mn) -99,300.000 2012 yearly 2003 - 2012
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 6.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2011 yearly 2006 - 2011
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 57.860 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 998.046 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 2,062.286 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
M2 Growth (%) 18.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.8 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2019 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 391.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1965 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 7.548 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.9 May 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 22.783 Nov 2015 monthly Jan 1972 - Nov 2015
Total Deposits (USD mn) 67.447 Apr 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Apr 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 120.4 Dec 2020 monthly Feb 2006 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 2,493.4 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 40.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Apr 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 17.7 Dec 2011 monthly Jan 2006 - Dec 2011
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 10.47 2016 yearly 1965 - 2016
Monetary Aggregates: Quasi Money (MWK bn) 848.900 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (MWK bn) 796.100 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (MWK bn) 1,645.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021

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