Malawi is the 151st largest export economy in the world and the 91st most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, Malawi exported $869M and imported $1.44B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $572M. In 2017 the GDP of Malawi was $6.3B and its GDP per capita was $1.2k.
The top exports of Malawi are Raw Tobacco ($619M), Tea ($90.8M), Raw Sugar ($35.3M), Other Nuts ($19.6M) and Dried Legumes ($18.1M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Packaged Medicaments ($117M), Soap ($61M), Human or Animal Blood and Vaccines ($50.5M), Broadcasting Equipment ($39M) and Wheat ($35.5M).
The top export destinations of Malawi are Belgium-Luxembourg ($196M), Germany ($104M), Russia ($65M), the United States ($62.4M) and South Africa ($59.4M). The top import origins are South Africa ($411M), China ($261M), India ($217M), Zambia ($99M) and Tanzania ($69M).