Malawi recorded a Current Account deficit of 14.70 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018.

Current Account to GDP in Malawi averaged -12.79 percent from 1977 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -0.25 percent in 1998 and a record low of -27.60 percent in 2013. This page provides - Malawi Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malawi Current Account to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2020.

Current Account to GDP in Malawi is expected to reach -20.00 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malawi Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -16.00 percent in 2021 and -12.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-15.10 -19.70 -0.25 -27.60 1977 - 2019 percent Yearly

Malawi Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -91901.00 -109216.80 4926.00 -187035.40 MWK Million [+]
Current Account -1202.60 -1418.57 -4.38 -1418.57 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -15.10 -19.70 -0.25 -27.60 percent [+]
Imports 166140.00 179303.20 269620.30 1055.70 MWK Million [+]
Exports 74239.00 70086.40 97429.00 617.70 MWK Million [+]
Capital Flows 1270.06 1265.05 1342.87 87.58 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 112.30 101.50 598.80 5.64 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.66 0.46 0.66 0.00 [+]
External Debt 1569794.22 1486661.76 1569794.22 980.60 MWK Million [+]


Malawi Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.