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US$ 0.49mn
FDI inflows from April 2000 to March 2021

US$ 158mn

Bilateral trade value in 2020-2021

11,000
Overseas Indians living in Malawi

Rich Resources

Malawi has deposits of precious stones, bauxite, asbestos, graphite and uranium

2nd

most important cash crop is tea and Malawi is Africa’s second largest producer

Sugar

is a major export from Malawi

Free Trade areas

and trade agreements covering Comesa, SADC, EU and USA markets through AGOA.

Trade Agreements

Malawi is signatory to a number of multilateral and bilateral trade agreements that provide preferential access to world markets under COMESA, SADC, EU and AGOA

India's Exports and Imports to Malawi

Value in US$ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 214.02 176.13 178.42 199.6 201.55
2 %Growth -17.7 1.3 11.87 0.98
3 India’s Total Export 3,10,338.48 2,62,291.09 2,75,852.43 3,03,526.16 3,30,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.06
6 IMPORT 36.78 64.31 41.33 16.45 22.8
7 %Growth 74.84 -35.72 -60.2 38.61
8 India’s Total Import 4,48,033.41 3,81,007.76 3,84,357.03 4,65,580.99 5,14,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0.01 0.02 0.01 0 0
11 TOTAL TRADE 250.8 240.44 219.76 216.05 224.35
12 %Growth -4.13 -8.6 -1.69 3.84
13 India’s Total Trade 7,58,371.89 6,43,298.84 6,60,209.46 7,69,107.15 8,44,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.03 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.03
16 TRADE BALANCE 177.24 111.83 137.09 183.15 178.75
17 India’s Trade Balance -1,37,694.93 -1,18,716.67 -1,08,504.60 -1,62,054.83 -1,84,000.33

Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry

http://www.mccci.org

(+265) 1 871988 / 813

Visit Website

Masauko Chipembere Highway Chichiri Trade Fair Ground P. O. Box 258, Blantyre, Malaw

High Commission of India, Lilongwe. Malawi

00265-1-750011, 750014, 755348, 755337, 759 337

Visit Website

Plot No. 55, Area 9
Post Box No. 1482, Lilongwe. Malawi

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Sugar confectionery other than chewing gum (incl. white chocolate), not con … (170490)

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    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)
    Maize (corn), seed (100510)
    Other durum wheat excl seed (100119)
    Other wheat and meslin (100199)

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    Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80% vol. (220710)

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    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, fat content by wt. not >1.5% (040210)

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    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)

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    Active yeasts (210210)
    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)

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    Peas (pisum sativum), dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071310)

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    Fish; dried, whether or not salted but not smoked, other than edible fish offal, other than cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus) (030559)
    Fish; fresh or chilled, tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), excluding fillets, liver, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030271)
    Flours, meals and pellets, of fish or of crustaceans, mouluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (230120)
    Homogenised preparations (160210)
    Sardines srdnella and brislng/sprts whole or in pieces but not minced prpd/prsvd (160413)

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Minerals

    Production: 243,075 tonnes

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    Production: 54,728 tonnes
    Exports: MWK 15.87 million (US$ 21,544.08)
    Reserves: 2,470 million tons

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    Production: 2,643 tonnes
    Export: US$ 173,302.92 (MWK 127.66 million)

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    Production: 2,947,253.3 tonnes (Rock aggregate – limestone, granite, quartzite, and gravel)
    Production: 4,900.61 million Kwacha (Value)

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    Production: Agricultural Lime – 52,816.50 tonnes

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    Production: 1,753 tonnes

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    Reserve – 12 million tons

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priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Malawi
  • Pulses
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Sugar
  • Tobacco
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Macadamia nuts
India's top export to Malawi
  • Textile yarns
  • Fabrics
  • Transport equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Machinery
  • Iron and steel

Bilateral Investors

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