Malawi Trade Balance

1964 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Malawi's Trade Balance

  • Malawi's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 169.6 USD mn in Mar 2021, compared with a deficit of 138.6 USD mn in the previous month.
  • Malawi's Trade Balance data is updated monthly, available from Jan 1964 to Mar 2021, with an averaged value of -13.3 USD mn.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 61.4 USD mn in Sep 1996 and a record low of -290.8 USD mn in Sep 2019.
CEIC converts monthly Trade Balance into USD. The National Statistical Office of Malawi provides Trade Balance in local currency. The Reserve Bank of Malawi average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Trade Balance prior to January 1994 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.

Further information about Malawi's Trade Balance

  • In the latest reports, Malawi's Total Exports reached 127.3 USD mn in Jan 2021, an increase of 14.1% YoY (year-on-year).
  • Total Imports recorded 248.2 USD mn in Mar 2021, an increase of 14.1% YoY (year-on-year).

View Malawi's Trade Balance from Jan 1964 to Mar 2021 in the chart:

Malawi Trade Balance

What was Malawi's Trade Balance in Mar 2021?

Malawi's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 169.6 USD mn in Mar 2021, compared with a deficit of 138.6 USD mn in the previous month. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-169.6 Mar 2021 -138.6 Feb 2021 -290.8 Sep 2019 61.4 Sep 1996 USD mn monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2021

Trade Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -407.4 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 1998 - Oct 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -791.7 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 1,426.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Oct 2021
Armenia (USD mn) -273.5 Oct 2021 monthly Nov 1995 - Oct 2021
Australia (USD mn) 8,641.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jul 1971 - Sep 2021
Austria (USD mn) -1,541.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 699.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) -127.1 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -2,163.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Aug 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 397.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,645.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 127.6 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 1994 - Sep 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -310.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 33.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 1,998.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Oct 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 516.3 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Aug 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) -369.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -409.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jun 2013 - Jul 2021
Canada (USD mn) 1,466.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Sep 2021
Chile (USD mn) -352.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Oct 2021
China (USD mn) 84,539.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Oct 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -2,160.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1958 - Sep 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -1,054.4 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -515.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 802.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Sep 2021
Denmark (USD mn) -120.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Sep 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 131.5 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Sep 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -2,384.0 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -108.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
European Union (USD mn) 4,111.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Aug 2021
Finland (USD mn) 117.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Sep 2021
France (USD mn) -7,973.1 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -492.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Germany (USD mn) 15,188.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Ghana (USD mn) 392.3 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) -2,483.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -5,448.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 4.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Sep 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -96.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
India (USD mn) -19,730.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 5,733.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1967 - Oct 2021
Iran (USD mn) 14,786.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 6,040.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Jul 2021
Israel (USD mn) -3,179.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Oct 2021
Italy (USD mn) 4,111.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 112.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jul 2021
Japan (USD mn) -3,931.6 Oct 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Oct 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,136.0 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Sep 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 1,756.8 Sep 2021 monthly Sep 1995 - Sep 2021
Kenya (USD mn) -1,238.3 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Sep 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 1,782.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -412.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Oct 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -386.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2021
Laos (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) -222.0 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -723.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -363.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Sep 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -662.3 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Aug 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -1,392.3 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Aug 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) -184.8 Sep 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Sep 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -169.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 6,659.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Sep 2021
Malta (USD mn) -345.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Sep 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -270.4 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Sep 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -2,905.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -374.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Sep 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 605.5 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Oct 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -230.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Sep 2021
Morocco (USD mn) -1,705.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -177.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 91.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Nepal (USD mn) -1,191.6 Sep 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - Sep 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 6,264.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Sep 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -1,531.4 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -1,658.6 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2021
Norway (USD mn) 9,989.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Oman (USD mn) 1,512.6 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Jun 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) -3,920.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Oct 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -352.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2021
Panama (USD mn) -707.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Sep 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) -130.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Oct 2021
Peru (USD mn) 1,590.2 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -3,995.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Poland (USD mn) -208.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Sep 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -2,021.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 3,620.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Mar 2021
Romania (USD mn) -2,507.5 Sep 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - Sep 2021
Russia (USD mn) 20,550.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Sep 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 35,856.4 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -611.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 4,375.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) -89.1 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Sep 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) -559.3 Sep 2021 monthly Nov 1991 - Sep 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 1,524.0 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Sep 2021
Spain (USD mn) -1,321.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Sep 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -494.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Sep 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -406.6 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 728.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 5,094.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021

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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) 2,943.203 2025 yearly 2002 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MWK bn) 7,373.027 2025 yearly 2002 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (MWK bn) 2,577.078 2025 yearly 2002 - 2025
Central Government: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 114.900 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 2021
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 125.800 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 2021
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) 69.900 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 2021
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) -66.700 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 2021
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 192.500 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 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: 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 (%) -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 (%) 23.5 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Sep 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) 1,817.300 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 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) 2,214.200 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Monetary Survey: Official Foreign Reserves (MWK mn) 353,460.700 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Jun 2021
Bank Deposits (MWK bn) 69.400 Sep 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Sep 2021

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