Malawi Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

1970 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Malawi Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • Malawi Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 0.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2020, compared with a growth equal to 0.5 % in the previous year.
  • Malawi Foreign Direct Investment: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1970 to Dec 2020.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 10.2 % in Dec 2011 and a record low -1.3 % in Dec 1991.

CEIC calculates Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP from annual Foreign Direct Investment and annual Nominal GDP. The National Statistical Office of Malawi provides Foreign Direct Investment and Nominal GDP in local currency. Nominal GDP prior to 2017 is based on old methodology. Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2012 is sourced from the World Bank.


Related information about Malawi Foreign Direct Investment: % 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 Nominal GDP was reported at 10.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

View Malawi's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP from 1970 to 2020 in the chart:

Malawi Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

What was Malawi's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP in 2020?

Malawi Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 0.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2020, compared with a growth equal to 0.5 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
0.4 2020 0.5 2019 -1.3 1991 10.2 2011 % yearly 1970 - 2020

Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 7.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Algeria (%) 0.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2021
Argentina (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Armenia (%) 2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 4.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (%) 5.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) -22.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2021
Bahrain (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Belarus (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Botswana (%) 0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Brunei (%) -10.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 1.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Cambodia (%) 14.0 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Canada (%) 2.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1961 - Dec 2021
Chile (%) -0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
China (%) 2.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (%) 4.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) -65.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (%) 4.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Denmark (%) 3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 0.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Egypt (%) 0.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) 18.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
European Union (%) -2.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Finland (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
France (%) 1.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 7.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2021
Germany (%) 4.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 42.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (%) 13.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Iceland (%) 6.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
India (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (%) 1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Iran (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (%) 16.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Israel (%) 6.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Italy (%) 0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Dec 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 0.8 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Japan (%) 0.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Jordan (%) 1.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2021
Kenya (%) 1.3 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
South Korea (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Kosovo (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (%) -1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 11.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Laos (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Latvia (%) 35.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Lebanon (%) 3.8 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 4.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Luxembourg (%) -290.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) -27.8 2020 yearly 1982 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) -2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Malawi (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 2.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Malta (%) 23.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (%) 87.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Mexico (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Moldova (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (%) 23.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 15.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Morocco (%) 2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (%) 22.7 2020 yearly 1986 - 2020
Nepal (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Netherlands (%) -37.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (%) 2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (%) -0.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2021
Norway (%) -2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Oman (%) 3.9 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (%) 3.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Paraguay (%) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Peru (%) 3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Philippines (%) 2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Poland (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Portugal (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Qatar (%) -1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 6.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Singapore (%) 25.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Slovenia (%) -0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
South Africa (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2021
Spain (%) -2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 1.0 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Sweden (%) 4.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (%) -1.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Syria (%) 1.2 2011 yearly 1990 - 2011

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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: Expenditure (MWK bn) 276.200 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: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 112.400 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: 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 Balance (MWK mn) -133,613.000 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: 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) 2,004.400 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Dec 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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