On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with Malawi. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.

It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.

Type of Government: Multiparty Democracy
Population: 19.889 million (2021)
GDP: 12.63 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 30%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 30%
Major Exports: Raw Tobacco ($437M), Gold ($90.3M), Soybeans ($69M), Raw Sugar ($66.9M), and Tea ($64.3M), exporting mostly to Germany ($105M), United Arab Emirates ($96M), India ($89.4M), Russia ($71.4M), and Ukraine ($56.7M).
Major Imports: Packaged Medicaments ($85.3M), Broadcasting Equipment ($75.6M), Vaccines, blood, antisera, toxins and cultures ($46.8M), Wheat ($44.4M), and Cars ($42.7M), importing mostly from South Africa ($469M), China ($280M), India ($156M), Zambia ($124M), and United Arab Emirates ($98.3M).