Malawi External Debt: % of GDP

2006 - 2014 | Yearly | % | Ministry of Finance

Key information about Malawi External Debt: % of GDP

  • Malawi External Debt accounted for 39.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2014, compared with the ratio of 33.6 % in the previous year.
  • Malawi External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 2006 to Dec 2014.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 39.4 % in Dec 2014 and a record low of 15.0 % in Dec 2006.

The Ministry of Finance provides External Debt as % of Nominal GDP. External Debt covers Public sector only.


Related information about Malawi External Debt: % of GDP

  • 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.
  • Malawi Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 18.7 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 383.5 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • The country's External Debt reached 2,021,553.2 in Dec 2020.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 10.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

View Malawi's External Debt: % of GDP from 2006 to 2014 in the chart:

Malawi External Debt: % of GDP

What was Malawi's External Debt: % of GDP in 2014?

Malawi External Debt accounted for 39.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2014, compared with the ratio of 33.6 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
39.4 2014 33.6 2013 15.0 2006 39.4 2014 % yearly 2006 - 2014

External Debt: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 65.4 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Algeria (%) 2.2 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Argentina (%) 70.7 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Armenia (%) 102.3 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Australia (%) 131.9 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Austria (%) 164.9 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 20.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 70.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Belgium (%) 261.0 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Bolivia (%) 38.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 25.5 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Botswana (%) 8.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Brazil (%) 38.4 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 64.6 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Cambodia (%) 69.9 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Canada (%) 142.5 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Chile (%) 82.4 2020 yearly 1971 - 2020
China (%) 16.3 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Colombia (%) 56.7 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Croatia (%) 86.0 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Cyprus (%) 908.4 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Czech Republic (%) 75.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Denmark (%) 157.7 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Ecuador (%) 57.1 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Egypt (%) 33.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Sep 2020
Estonia (%) 91.1 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
European Union (%) 130.2 2020 yearly 2008 - 2020
Finland (%) 225.2 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
France (%) 261.7 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Georgia (%) 130.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Germany (%) 163.3 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Ghana (%) 34.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Greece (%) 299.1 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 516.0 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Hungary (%) 155.9 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Iceland (%) 83.5 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
India (%) 21.1 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 39.4 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Iran (%) 1.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 701.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Israel (%) 32.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Italy (%) 140.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 92.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Jordan (%) 82.1 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 96.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Kenya (%) 33.1 2019 yearly 2015 - 2019
South Korea (%) 33.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Kosovo (%) 37.2 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Kuwait (%) 50.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 112.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Laos (%) 52.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Latvia (%) 124.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (%) 62.8 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 75.7 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Luxembourg (%) 5,166.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) 80.2 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 67.6 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Malta (%) 677.1 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Mauritius (%) 2,062.5 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Mexico (%) 42.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Moldova (%) 70.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Mongolia (%) 243.1 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Montenegro (%) 203.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Morocco (%) 53.6 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Mozambique (%) 71.8 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 443.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
New Zealand (%) 89.9 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Nigeria (%) 7.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Norway (%) 180.9 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 41.0 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 35.4 2018 yearly 2012 - 2018
Panama (%) 198.0 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Paraguay (%) 53.7 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Peru (%) 43.3 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Philippines (%) 27.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Poland (%) 60.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Portugal (%) 205.2 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Qatar (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (%) 57.9 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Russia (%) 31.4 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Serbia (%) 61.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Singapore (%) 471.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Slovakia (%) 120.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Slovenia (%) 101.9 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
South Africa (%) 50.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Spain (%) 198.8 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Sudan (%) 105.1 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Sweden (%) 164.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Switzerland (%) 280.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Taiwan (%) 28.4 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Tajikistan (%) 37.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 36.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Tunisia (%) 100.9 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 60.4 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Ukraine (%) 80.8 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020

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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) 3,578.810 2026 yearly 2002 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MWK bn) 12,389.360 2026 yearly 2002 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (MWK bn) 2,516.800 2026 yearly 2002 - 2026
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 130.800 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Oct 2021
Central Government: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 121.600 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Oct 2021
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 210.200 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Oct 2021
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) 88.100 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Oct 2021
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) -79.500 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Oct 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 11.886 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -169.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 127.3 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 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) 329.302 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 15.260 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) 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 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
Foreign Trade: Re-Exports (MWK mn) 221.900 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 (%) -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) 2,210.382 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 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) 84.411 Sep 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Sep 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 120.4 Dec 2020 monthly Feb 2006 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 2,693.1 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 40.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 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: M2 (MWK bn) 1,882.500 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Oct 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: Official Foreign Reserves (MWK mn) 436,001.800 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Monetary Survey: Net Domestic Assets: Domestic Credit (MWK bn) 2,441.200 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Oct 2021
Bank Deposits (MWK bn) 57.900 Oct 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Oct 2021

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