General information

Capital: Lilongwe

Currency unit: Malawi kwacha

Official language: English, Nyanja

Area: 118,480 km²

Population in million: 18.6 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 338 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,202 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 77.0 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.9 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 38.5 %

Life expectancy at birth: 63.2 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 66 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 6.30 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 26.1 

Industry value added of GDP: 14.4 

Services value added of GDP: 52.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 0.93 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 1.13 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Radioactive chemical elements (6.44 %)
Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans and waistcoats (0.63 %)
Women's blouses and shirts (0.56 %)
Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics (0.51 %)
Fibreboard of wood (0.28 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Unmanufactured tobacco (53.17 %)
Cane or beet sugar (5.77 %)
Tea (5.65 %)
Dried leguminous vegetables (4.25 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (2.95 %)

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