Malawi Population

1950 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Malawi population

  • The Malawi population reached 19.1 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 18.6 million people in Dec 2019
  • The data reached an all-time high of 19.1 million people in Dec 2020 and a record low of 3.0 million people in Dec 1950

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View Malawi's Population from 1950 to 2020 in the chart:

Malawi Population

What was Malawi's Population in 2020?

The Malawi population reached 19.1 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 18.6 million people in Dec 2019 See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
19.1 2020 18.6 2019 3.0 1950 19.1 2020 Person mn yearly 1950 - 2020

Population by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Australia (Person mn) 25.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Austria (Person mn) 9.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2020 yearly 1925 - 2020
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Bangladesh (Person mn) 169.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (Person mn) 9.3 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Belgium (Person mn) 11.6 2021 yearly 1953 - 2021
Bolivia (Person mn) 11.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn) 3.5 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Botswana (Person mn) 2.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brazil (Person mn) 213.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Brunei (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bulgaria (Person mn) 6.8 2021 yearly 1900 - 2021
Cambodia (Person mn) 16.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Canada (Person mn) 38.2 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Chile (Person mn) 19.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
China (Person mn) 1,412.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Colombia (Person mn) 51.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Croatia (Person mn) 4.0 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Cyprus (Person mn) 0.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Czech Republic (Person mn) 10.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Denmark (Person mn) 5.8 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Ecuador (Person mn) 17.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Egypt (Person mn) 103.4 2022 yearly 1980 - 2022
Estonia (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
European Union (Person mn) 447.2 2020 yearly 1959 - 2020
Finland (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1749 - 2021
France (Person mn) 67.8 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Georgia (Person mn) 3.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Germany (Person mn) 83.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ghana (Person mn) 31.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Greece (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1961 - 2021
Hungary (Person mn) 9.7 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Iceland (Person mn) 0.4 2021 yearly 1732 - 2021
India (Person mn) 1,368.6 2022 yearly 1951 - 2022
Indonesia (Person mn) 264.2 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Iran (Person mn) 84.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ireland (Person mn) 5.0 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Israel (Person mn) 9.5 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Italy (Person mn) 60.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ivory Coast (Person mn) 26.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Japan (Person mn) 125.4 2021 yearly 1899 - 2021
Jordan (Person mn) 11.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Kazakhstan (Person mn) 18.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Kenya (Person mn) 47.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
South Korea (Person mn) 51.7 2021 yearly 1956 - 2021
Kosovo (Person mn) 1.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Kuwait (Person mn) 4.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (Person mn) 6.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Laos (Person mn) 7.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Latvia (Person mn) 1.9 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Lebanon (Person mn) 6.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Lithuania (Person mn) 2.8 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (Person mn) 0.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
North Macedonia (Person mn) 2.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malawi (Person mn) 19.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malaysia (Person mn) 32.6 2020 yearly 1947 - 2020
Malta (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mauritius (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Mexico (Person mn) 128.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Moldova (Person mn) 2.6 2020 yearly 2013 - 2020
Mongolia (Person mn) 3.4 2021 yearly 1935 - 2021
Montenegro (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1921 - 2021
Morocco (Person mn) 35.6 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Mozambique (Person mn) 28.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Myanmar (Person mn) 54.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nepal (Person mn) 29.5 2022 yearly 1950 - 2022
Netherlands (Person mn) 17.3 2018 yearly 1899 - 2018
New Zealand (Person mn) 5.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Nigeria (Person mn) 206.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Norway (Person mn) 5.4 2019 yearly 1845 - 2019
Oman (Person mn) 4.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Pakistan (Person mn) 224.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (Person mn) 5.9 2026 yearly 1950 - 2026
Panama (Person mn) 4.4 2022 yearly 1950 - 2022
Paraguay (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Peru (Person mn) 32.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Philippines (Person mn) 109.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Poland (Person mn) 38.1 2021 yearly 1946 - 2021
Portugal (Person mn) 10.3 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Qatar (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Romania (Person mn) 19.2 2020 yearly 1930 - 2020
Russia (Person mn) 145.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Saudi Arabia (Person mn) 35.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Serbia (Person mn) 6.9 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Singapore (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Slovakia (Person mn) 5.5 2020 yearly 1945 - 2020
Slovenia (Person mn) 2.1 2021 yearly 1920 - 2021
South Africa (Person mn) 60.6 2022 yearly 1960 - 2022
Spain (Person mn) 47.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Sri Lanka (Person mn) 22.2 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Sudan (Person mn) 37.3 2014 yearly 1970 - 2014
Sweden (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
Switzerland (Person mn) 8.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.8 May 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - May 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: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 119.400 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) 91.200 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) -91.200 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 128.700 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 219.900 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 11.436 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -134.1 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Sep 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 114.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -18.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 21.780 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 123.520 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 21.553 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 248.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -8.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 103,368.764 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 42,572.387 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 4.623 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1984 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 3.727 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Apr 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.993 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 36.243 Apr 2022 monthly Feb 1999 - Apr 2022
Foreign Trade: Re-Exports (MWK mn) 165.300 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Balance (MWK mn) -143,157.100 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade: Exports (MWK mn) 33,791.300 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade: Imports (MWK mn) 176,948.400 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
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) 2,812,733.5 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
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 (%) 32.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.8 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2019 - Jul 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 (%) 19.7 May 2022 monthly Feb 2006 - May 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 2,887.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 33.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
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: Quasi Money (MWK bn) 848.900 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (MWK bn) 2,246.400 May 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - May 2022
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (MWK bn) 796.100 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021

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