Malawi Current Account Balance

1977 - 2021 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Malawi Current Account Balance

  • Malawi Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.5 USD bn in Dec 2021, 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 2021, with an averaged value of -249.0 USD mn.
  • The data reached an all-time high of -4.4 USD mn in Dec 1998 and a record low of -1.7 USD bn in Dec 2018.
  • CEIC converts annual Current Account Balance into USD. The National Statistical 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 46.3 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Malawi Direct Investment Abroad fell by 19.1 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 316.3 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 10.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

View Malawi's Current Account Balance from 1977 to 2021 in the chart:

Malawi Current Account Balance

What was Malawi's Current Account Balance in 2021?

Malawi Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.5 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with a deficit of 1.4 USD bn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-1,462.6 2021 -1,412.4 2020 -1,714.7 2018 -4.4 1998 USD mn yearly 1977 - 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -167.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) -3,030.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2022
Armenia (USD mn) 328.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Australia (USD mn) -1,555.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Sep 1959 - Sep 2022
Austria (USD mn) 1,449.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1970 - Sep 2022
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 7,379.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2022
Bahrain (USD mn) 1,588.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2022
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,100.0 Nov 2022 monthly Jul 1997 - Nov 2022
Belarus (USD mn) 1,842.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
Belgium (USD mn) 1,133.4 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2022
Bolivia (USD mn) -626.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1988 - Sep 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -251.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2022
Botswana (USD mn) 424.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Brazil (USD mn) -60.2 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2022
Brunei (USD mn) -615.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) -144.7 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Nov 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) -2,368.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2022
Canada (USD mn) -8,497.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1957 - Sep 2022
Chile (USD mn) -9,428.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2022
China (USD mn) 144,333.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2022
Colombia (USD mn) -6,176.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
Croatia (USD mn) 4,159.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) -438.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2022
Czech Republic (USD mn) -1,643.5 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Nov 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 4,614.4 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Nov 2022
Ecuador (USD mn) 155.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Egypt (USD mn) -3,192.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1993 - Sep 2022
Estonia (USD mn) -73.7 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2022
European Union (USD mn) -60,507.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
Finland (USD mn) 1,065.1 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Nov 2022
France (USD mn) -6,961.1 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2022
Georgia (USD mn) -250.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Germany (USD mn) 15,614.1 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Nov 2022
Ghana (USD mn) -764.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2022
Greece (USD mn) -4,004.3 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Nov 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 14,759.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
Hungary (USD mn) -4,568.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1989 - Sep 2022
Iceland (USD mn) 166.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2022
India (USD mn) -36,371.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 1949 - Sep 2022
Indonesia (USD mn) 4,376.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Sep 2022
Iran (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) -4,508.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Sep 2022
Israel (USD mn) 5,428.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1992 - Sep 2022
Italy (USD mn) 454.6 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - Nov 2022
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -2,749.7 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) 13,468.6 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Nov 2022
Jordan (USD mn) -1,288.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2022
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 1,979.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Sep 2022
Kenya (USD mn) -572.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2022
South Korea (USD mn) -1,042.4 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Nov 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) 158.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2022
Kuwait (USD mn) 17,098.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2022
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -1,344.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2022
Laos (USD mn) -152.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2022
Latvia (USD mn) -49.9 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Nov 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) -673.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2022
Lithuania (USD mn) 91.9 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) 529.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 1,755.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) -37.2 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2022
Malawi (USD mn) -1,462.6 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 3,152.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
Malta (USD mn) 117.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
Mauritius (USD mn) -399.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2022
Mexico (USD mn) -5,505.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Sep 2022
Moldova (USD mn) -618.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2022
Mongolia (USD mn) -6.3 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Nov 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) 67.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2022
Morocco (USD mn) -671.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2022
Mozambique (USD mn) -403.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
Myanmar (USD mn) -741.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2022
Nepal (USD mn) -1,166.9 Oct 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2022
Netherlands (USD mn) 13,940.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1967 - Sep 2022
New Zealand (USD mn) -3,635.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 1971 - Sep 2022
Nigeria (USD mn) -603.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2022
Norway (USD mn) 57,026.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Sep 2022
Oman (USD mn) -8,660.6 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) -1,221.0 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2022
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -604.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2022
Panama (USD mn) -292.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Paraguay (USD mn) -844.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2022
Peru (USD mn) -3,661.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2022
Philippines (USD mn) -1,034.2 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Sep 2022
Poland (USD mn) -428.0 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Nov 2022
Portugal (USD mn) 179.3 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Nov 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 17,259.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2022
Romania (USD mn) -2,399.2 Nov 2022 monthly Jun 2002 - Nov 2022
Russia (USD mn) 1,700.0 Dec 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Dec 2022
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 47,343.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2022
Serbia (USD mn) -144.7 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Nov 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 21,730.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Sep 2022
Slovakia (USD mn) -172.3 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Oct 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) 63.5 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2022
South Africa (USD mn) -264.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1960 - Sep 2022
Spain (USD mn) 2,661.3 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 118.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2022
Sudan (USD mn) -1,452.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2022
Sweden (USD mn) 3,002.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Sep 2022
Switzerland (USD mn) 24,962.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.9 Nov 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - Nov 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -100.867 Nov 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Nov 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,427.687 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 11.7 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
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) 4,624.607 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MWK bn) 15,089.326 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (MWK bn) 3,759.857 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Central Government: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 121.600 Nov 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Nov 2022
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 248.800 Nov 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Nov 2022
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) 76.800 Sep 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 2022
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) -104.400 Nov 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Nov 2022
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 194.700 Oct 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Oct 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 8.890 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -30.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - Jun 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 75.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -8.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 26.947 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 135.664 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 24.405 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 105.5 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -40.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 115,494.190 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 51,294.844 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 7.487 Oct 2022 monthly Dec 1984 - Oct 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 29.489 Oct 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Oct 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.527 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Oct 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 32.306 Oct 2022 monthly Feb 1999 - Oct 2022
Foreign Trade: Re-Exports (MWK mn) 244.100 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade Balance (MWK mn) -143,157.100 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade: Imports (MWK mn) 109,040.500 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade: Exports (MWK mn) 77,715.300 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -19.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,462.6 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -12.1 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 46.3 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 316.307 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.6 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.0 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -146.327 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
External Debt (MWK mn) 2,812,733.5 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 145.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.359 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -6,362.974 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
BoP: Current and Capital Account (MWK mn) -99,300.000 2012 yearly 2003 - 2012
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2011 yearly 2006 - 2011
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 58.031 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,005.072 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 2,560.221 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - Nov 2022
M2 Growth (%) 37.9 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.8 Dec 2022 monthly Jan 2019 - Dec 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 413.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jun 1965 - Oct 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 7.753 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Oct 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 22.783 Jul 2014 monthly Jan 1972 - Jul 2014
Total Deposits (USD mn) 147.988 Nov 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Nov 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 143.4 Nov 2022 monthly Feb 2006 - Nov 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 3,330.3 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - Nov 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 29.2 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Nov 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 17.7 Dec 2011 monthly Jan 2006 - Dec 2011
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 8.19 2021 yearly 2017 - 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (MWK bn) 796.100 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: Quasi Money (MWK bn) 848.900 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (MWK bn) 2,627.900 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - Nov 2022
Monetary Survey: Official Foreign Reserves (MWK mn) 411,940.200 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2022

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