Malawi is the 143rd largest export economy in the world and the 97th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, Malawi exported $1.27B and imported $2.29B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $1.02B. In 2015 the GDP of Malawi was $6.4B and its GDP per capita was $1.18k.
The top exports of Malawi are Raw Tobacco ($702M), Dried Legumes ($111M), Raw Sugar ($85.4M), Tea ($73M) and Raw Cotton ($25.6M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($215M), Packaged Medicaments ($148M), Nitrogenous Fertilizers ($110M), Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers ($88.5M) and Wheat ($64.9M).
The top export destinations of Malawi are Belgium-Luxembourg ($159M), Germany ($147M), India ($101M), South Africa ($75.2M) and the United States ($72.3M). The top import origins are South Africa ($449M), China ($309M), India ($238M), the United Arab Emirates ($236M) and Zambia ($119M).