Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Malawi | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESMalawiWorldExportsValue (US$)1,187,916,827.001,066,203,666.001,425,289,318.001,182,865,708.001,207,984,154.001,341,897,681.001,080,100,821.001,022,154,000.00883,851,985.00879,974,472.00912,832,375.00780,745,038.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)35.14-10.2433.67-17.002.1211.08-19.50-5.36-13.53-0.433.73-14.47
ImportsValue (US$)2,021,672,009.002,173,037,656.002,427,696,418.002,330,367,872.002,844,625,505.002,774,368,038.002,311,614,378.002,209,814,619.002,547,041,799.002,706,447,071.002,940,940,382.002,726,039,685.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-8.257.4811.71-4.0022.06-2.46-16.67-4.4015.266.258.66-7.30

The value of merchandise exports from Malawi totalled $ 780 million in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Malawi decreased by 14.4% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 132 million (the value of merchandise exports from Malawi amounted to $912 million in 2019)

Malawi's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Malawi in 2020:

  • Belgium with a share of 20% (162 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 6.22% (48 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 5.97% (46 million US$)
  • Kenya with a share of 5.08% (39 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 4.6% (35 million US$)
  • Zimbabwe with a share of 4.51% (35 million US$)
  • China with a share of 4.35% (34 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 4.28% (33 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 4.06% (31 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.69% (28 million US$)

Exports structure from Malawi in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 52% (412 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 9.87% (77 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 9.72% (75 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 7.31% (57 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 5.21% (40 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.47% (27 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 2.93% (22 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 1% (7.88 million US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 0.835% (6.52 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.796% (6.22 million US$): 63 - Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags

What did Malawi export in 2020?

Malawi's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 52% ($410 million): 2401 - Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
  • 9.72% ($75 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 9.53% ($74 million): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured.
  • 5.11% ($39 million): 0713 - Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split.
  • 5.06% ($39 million): 1202 - Ground-nuts, not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken.
  • 3.08% ($24 million): 2304 - Oil-cake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of soyabean oil.
  • 2.75% ($21 million): 0802 - Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 1.7% ($13.3 million): 1201 - Soya beans, whether or not broken.
  • 0.648% ($5.06 million): 6305 - Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.
  • 0.621% ($4.85 million): 4411 - Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances.

The value of merchandise imports to Malawi totalled $ 2.72 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Malawi decreased by 7.3% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 214 million (the value of merchandise imports to Malawi was equal to $2.94 billion in 2019)

Malawi's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Malawi in 2020:

  • South Africa with a share of 20% (560 million US$)
  • China with a share of 16.1% (441 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 10% (274 million US$)
  • India with a share of 7.73% (210 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 4.58% (124 million US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 4.39% (119 million US$)
  • Mozambique with a share of 3.75% (102 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.32% (90 million US$)
  • Kuwait with a share of 2.55% (69 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.38% (65 million US$)

Imports structure to Malawi in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 9.34% (254 million US$): 49 - Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • 8.62% (235 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 7.95% (216 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.77% (211 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.02% (191 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.98% (163 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.98% (136 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.23% (115 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.87% (105 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 3.41% (93 million US$): 63 - Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags

What did Malawi import in 2020?

Malawi's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 9.08% ($247 million): 4907 - Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new issue in the country in which they have, or will have, a recognised face value; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; cheque forms; stock, share or bond certificates and similar documents of title.
  • 7.2% ($196 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.31% ($117 million): 3105 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg.
  • 4.24% ($115 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 4.01% ($109 million): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
  • 3.76% ($102 million): 2401 - Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
  • 2.89% ($78 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.38% ($65 million): 6309 - Worn clothing and other worn articles.
  • 2.2% ($60 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.8% ($49 million): 3401 - Soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for use as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, whether or not containing soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap; paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent.

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Malawi | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020