Malawi Direct Investment Abroad

2003 - 2020 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Malawi Direct Investment Abroad

  • Malawi Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 18.7 USD mn in Dec 2020, compared with a growth of 23.5 USD mn in the previous year.
  • Malawi Direct Investment Abroad: USD mn data is updated yearly.
  • It is available from Dec 2003 to Dec 2020 and averaged 5.5 USD mn throughout the period.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 102.8 USD mn in Dec 2018 and a record low of -1.3 USD mn in Dec 2009.

CEIC converts annual Foreign Direct Investment into USD. The National Statistical Office of Malawi provides Foreign Direct Investment in local currency. The Reserve Bank of Malawi average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Direct Investment Abroad prior to 2005 is based on BPM5.


Key information about Malawi Direct Investment Abroad

  • In the latest reports of Malawi, Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.4 USD bn in Dec 2020.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 45.2 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 383.5 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 10.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

View Malawi's Direct Investment Abroad from 2003 to 2020 in the chart:

Malawi Direct Investment Abroad

What was Malawi's Direct Investment Abroad in 2020?

Malawi Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 18.7 USD mn in Dec 2020, compared with a growth of 23.5 USD mn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
18.7 2020 23.5 2019 -1.3 2009 102.8 2018 USD mn yearly 2003 - 2020

Direct Investment Abroad by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 13.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 15.5 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 340.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Armenia (USD mn) 8.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Australia (USD mn) 7,158.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (USD mn) 8,147.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -55.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) 64.3 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Bangladesh (USD mn) 36.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Belarus (USD mn) -64.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 2,781.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 32.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -7.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 16.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 2,488.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2022
Brunei (USD mn) 504.0 2018 yearly 1970 - 2018
Bulgaria (USD mn) 23.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) 29.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Canada (USD mn) 49,633.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2021
Chile (USD mn) 599.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
China (USD mn) 42,000.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (USD mn) 1,080.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -242.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -5,559.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 791.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 1,844.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Egypt (USD mn) 94.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -2,234.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
European Union (USD mn) 36,064.3 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1999 - Feb 2022
Finland (USD mn) 117.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
France (USD mn) 7,117.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Georgia (USD mn) 96.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Germany (USD mn) 986.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2022
Ghana (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) 35.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 17,280.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 4,854.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1992 - Dec 2021
Iceland (USD mn) 40.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
India (USD mn) 3,702.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,155.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Iran (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Ireland (USD mn) 46,868.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Israel (USD mn) 2,723.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Italy (USD mn) 4,230.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Feb 2022
Japan (USD mn) 6,399.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Jordan (USD mn) 3.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -139.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Kenya (USD mn) 203.9 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
South Korea (USD mn) 9,112.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) 21.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 2,366.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 0.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -395.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) 7.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) 92.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) -26,401.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 1,728.4 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) -241.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2021
Malawi (USD mn) 18.7 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) -2,164.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Malta (USD mn) -1,669.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 2,113.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -3,085.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Moldova (USD mn) 16.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 5.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) 6.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 175.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -11.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) -105,936.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 274.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 822.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 2,666.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Oman (USD mn) 535.8 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) 20.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -3.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (USD mn) 27.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Peru (USD mn) -670.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 502.5 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2021
Poland (USD mn) 2,192.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Portugal (USD mn) 257.8 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 939.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (USD mn) 131.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Feb 2022
Russia (USD mn) 27,106.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 4,808.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (USD mn) 20.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 14,953.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 447.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) 186.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 683.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2021
Spain (USD mn) 4,600.9 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 4.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 10,856.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) -8,628.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Taiwan (USD mn) 2,539.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Thailand (USD mn) 7,093.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Turkey (USD mn) 444.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2022
Ukraine (USD mn) 0.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Mar 2022
United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 18,924.4 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
United Kingdom (USD mn) 30,159.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.0 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - Feb 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -81.288 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,408.847 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) 3,986.035 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MWK bn) 13,547.615 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (MWK bn) 3,066.053 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) 116.200 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Feb 2022
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) -116.200 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Feb 2022
Central Government: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 112.400 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Feb 2022
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 159.900 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Feb 2022
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 276.200 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Feb 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 11.436 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -169.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 78.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 27.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 12.465 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 313.800 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 15.469 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 248.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 14.1 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 143,633.704 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 47,355.116 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 4.899 Jan 2022 monthly Dec 1984 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1.074 Jan 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Jan 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.385 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 36.523 Jan 2022 monthly Feb 1999 - Jan 2022
Foreign Trade: Re-Exports (MWK mn) 221.900 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Foreign Trade Balance (MWK mn) -133,613.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Foreign Trade: Imports (MWK mn) 195,505.500 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Foreign Trade: Exports (MWK mn) 61,892.900 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 18.7 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,412.4 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 45.2 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 383.486 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.0 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 383.531 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
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) 178.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.237 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -4,996.062 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
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) 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) 2,210.382 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
M2 Growth (%) 30.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Dec 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.8 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2019 - Apr 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 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 22.783 Jul 2014 monthly Jan 1972 - Jul 2014
Total Deposits (USD mn) 84.411 Sep 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Sep 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 55.8 Dec 2021 monthly Feb 2006 - Dec 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 2,693.1 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 46.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 17.7 Dec 2011 monthly Jan 2006 - Dec 2011
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 7.63 2020 yearly 2017 - 2020
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (MWK bn) 2,004.400 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Dec 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 Survey: Net Domestic Assets: Domestic Credit (MWK bn) 2,701.400 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Dec 2021
Monetary Survey: Official Foreign Reserves (MWK mn) 360,664.300 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Dec 2021
Bank Deposits (MWK bn) 89.300 Dec 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Dec 2021

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