Malawi Foreign Direct Investment

1970 - 2021 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Malawi Foreign Direct Investment

  • Malawi Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 46.4 USD mn in Dec 2021, compared with an increase of 45.2 USD mn in the previous year.
  • Malawi Foreign Direct Investment: USD mn net flows data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1970 to Dec 2021.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 812.8 USD mn in Dec 2011 and a record low of -28.7 USD mn in Dec 1991.

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. Foreign Direct Investment prior to 2012 is sourced from the World Bank.


Related information about Malawi Foreign Direct Investment

  • In the latest reports of Malawi, Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.8 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • Malawi Direct Investment Abroad fell by 122.4 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 146.4 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 10.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

View Malawi's Foreign Direct Investment from 1970 to 2021 in the chart:

Malawi Foreign Direct Investment

What was Malawi's Foreign Direct Investment in 2021?

Malawi Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 46.4 USD mn in Dec 2021, compared with an increase of 45.2 USD mn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
46.4 2021 45.2 2020 -28.7 1991 812.8 2011 USD mn yearly 1970 - 2021

Foreign Direct Investment by Country Comparison

country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 384.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2024
Algeria (USD mn) 80.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2023
Argentina (USD mn) 6,339.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Armenia (USD mn) 34.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2024
Australia (USD mn) 17,436.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2024
Austria (USD mn) 2,942.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1970 - Mar 2024
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -569.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2023
Bahrain (USD mn) 6,838.2 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
Bangladesh (USD mn) 720.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2003 - Dec 2023
Belarus (USD mn) 1,636.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2024
Belgium (USD mn) 3,191.9 Mar 2023 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2023
Bolivia (USD mn) 72.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 282.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2024
Botswana (USD mn) 166.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Brazil (USD mn) 5,380.2 May 2023 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2023
Brunei (USD mn) -315.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) 60.2 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2023
Cambodia (USD mn) 1,008.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2023
Canada (USD mn) -4,589.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1957 - Mar 2024
Chile (USD mn) 2,402.9 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2024
China (USD mn) 10,197.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2024
Colombia (USD mn) 3,620.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2024
Croatia (USD mn) 673.7 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) 1,353.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2023
Czech Republic (USD mn) 965.8 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2023
Denmark (USD mn) 1,227.9 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Ecuador (USD mn) 78.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2024
Egypt (USD mn) 2,321.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 1993 - Sep 2023
Estonia (USD mn) 184.6 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2023
European Union (USD mn) -8,777.2 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 1999 - Apr 2024
Finland (USD mn) -59.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2024
France (USD mn) -1,075.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2024
Georgia (USD mn) 163.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2024
Germany (USD mn) 5,212.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1971 - Apr 2024
Ghana (USD mn) 380.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2024
Greece (USD mn) 304.2 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2023
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 29,020.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2024
Hungary (USD mn) -9,137.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2024
Iceland (USD mn) 154.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2024
India (USD mn) 8,382.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 1990 - Dec 2023
Indonesia (USD mn) 6,180.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2024
Iran (USD mn) 838.3 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) -1,696.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2024
Israel (USD mn) 1,162.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1972 - Mar 2024
Italy (USD mn) 4,519.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 2024
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 1,599.1 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Japan (USD mn) 387.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2024
Jordan (USD mn) 136.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 2,354.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2024
Kenya (USD mn) 728.7 2023 yearly 1970 - 2023
South Korea (USD mn) 2,558.8 Jun 2023 monthly Jan 1980 - Jun 2023
Kosovo (USD mn) 201.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2024
Kuwait (USD mn) 537.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -75.1 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2023
Laos (USD mn) 394.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2023
Latvia (USD mn) 14.3 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2023
Lebanon (USD mn) 42.6 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2002 - Dec 2023
Lithuania (USD mn) -44.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2024
Luxembourg (USD mn) 46,538.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2024
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 2,933.1 2022 yearly 1985 - 2022
North Macedonia (USD mn) 193.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2024
Malawi (USD mn) 46.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 4,235.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2024
Malta (USD mn) 13,108.8 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2024
Mauritius (USD mn) 2,477.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2023
Mexico (USD mn) 19,636.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2024
Moldova (USD mn) 54.8 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2024
Mongolia (USD mn) 164.4 May 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - May 2024
Montenegro (USD mn) 149.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2024
Morocco (USD mn) 24.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2023
Mozambique (USD mn) 526.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2024
Myanmar (USD mn) 274.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2023
Nepal (USD mn) 14.7 Apr 2024 quarterly Oct 2000 - Apr 2024
Netherlands (USD mn) -332,969.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2023
New Zealand (USD mn) 957.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2024
Nigeria (USD mn) 1,197.6 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2023
Norway (USD mn) -2,453.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2024
Oman (USD mn) 5,479.8 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Pakistan (USD mn) 270.9 May 2024 monthly Jul 1997 - May 2024
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -11.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2024
Panama (USD mn) 878.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2024
Paraguay (USD mn) 172.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Peru (USD mn) 3,091.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Philippines (USD mn) 685.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2024
Poland (USD mn) 1,374.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Portugal (USD mn) 904.4 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2023
Qatar (USD mn) -177.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2024
Romania (USD mn) 1,069.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2024
Russia (USD mn) -5,565.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2024
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,525.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2024
Serbia (USD mn) 429.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2013 - Apr 2024
Singapore (USD mn) 40,234.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2024
Slovakia (USD mn) -42.2 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2023
Slovenia (USD mn) 147.7 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2023
South Africa (USD mn) 1,293.9 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2024
Spain (USD mn) -1,186.1 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 1990 - Apr 2023
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 96.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Sudan (USD mn) 152.4 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 1996 - Dec 2022
Sweden (USD mn) -471.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2024
Switzerland (USD mn) -15,764.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023

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Malawi Key Series

Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.4 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2005 - Jun 2023
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -89.623 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Apr 2024
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,677.860 2022 yearly 2009 - 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 12.8 2022 yearly 2009 - 2022
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) 6,260.770 2028 yearly 2002 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MWK bn) 20,588.320 2028 yearly 2002 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (MWK bn) 6,707.764 2029 yearly 2002 - 2029
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) 283.100 Mar 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Mar 2024
Central Government: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 176.700 Mar 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Mar 2024
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) -69.100 Mar 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Mar 2024
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 323.300 Mar 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Mar 2024
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 254.300 Mar 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.545 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) -194.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2024
Total Exports (USD mn) 41.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) 21.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2024
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 71.994 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 221.872 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 6.964 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 235.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) 66.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2024
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 90,702.185 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 85,896.266 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 4.917 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1984 - Mar 2024
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 5.265 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1987 - Mar 2024
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 6.068 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2024
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 56.194 Mar 2024 monthly Feb 1999 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade Balance (MWK mn) -333,702.200 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade: Imports (MWK mn) 404,130.300 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade: Exports (MWK mn) 70,428.100 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade: Re-Exports (MWK mn) 480.500 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2024
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -122.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,752.1 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -14.2 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 46.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -146.374 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.2 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.0 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -95.160 2022 yearly 2003 - 2022
External Debt (MWK mn) 2,812,733.5 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 60.1 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 90.7 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -0.891 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -6,956.681 2022 yearly 2002 - 2022
BoP: Current and Capital Account (MWK mn) -99,300.000 2012 yearly 2003 - 2012
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 6.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2023
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2011 yearly 2006 - 2011
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 48.423 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2023
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,005.072 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 2,413.220 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2024
M2 Growth (%) 36.0 Jun 2023 monthly Jan 1976 - Jun 2023
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 8.8 Jun 2024 monthly Jan 2019 - Jun 2024
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) 192.691 Apr 2024 monthly Feb 2005 - Apr 2024
Total Deposits Growth (%) 135.3 Apr 2024 monthly Feb 2006 - Apr 2024
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 3,265.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1975 - Mar 2024
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 46.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1976 - Mar 2024
Household Debt (USD mn) 17.7 Dec 2011 monthly Jan 2006 - Dec 2011
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 8.35 2022 yearly 2017 - 2022
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (MWK bn) 796.100 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (MWK bn) 4,184.200 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2024
Monetary Aggregates: Quasi Money (MWK bn) 848.900 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Survey: Net Domestic Assets: Domestic Credit (MWK bn) 5,662.100 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1975 - Mar 2024
Bank Deposits (MWK bn) 334.100 Apr 2024 monthly Feb 2005 - Apr 2024

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