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Wholesale, retail trade, restaurants and hotels in Malawi

Trade of Malawi, 1970-2015

During 1970-2015 trade of Malawi in current prices increased by 1.3 billion US dollars (in 29.7 times) to 1.3 billion US dollars; change occurred by 0.12 billion US dollars by increasing of people by 12.6 million, as well as by 1.1 billion US dollars by increasing of trade per capita by 66.5 US dollars. The average annual growth of trade of Malawi was 0.028 billion US dollars or 7.8%. The average annual growth of trade of Malawi in constant prices was 4.0%. Share in the world grew by 0.0034%. Share in Africa increased by 0.070%. Minimal trade was in 1970 (0.044 billion US dollars). Maximal trade was in 2011 (1.3 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2015 trade per capita in Malawi grew by 66.5 US dollars (in 7.9 times) to 76.1 US dollars. The average annual growth of trade per capita in current prices was 1.5 US dollars or 4.7%.

Change of trade of Malawi described by linear regression model: y=0.023x-44.6, where y - estimated value of trade of Malawi, x - year. Correlation rate = 0.842. Determination rate = 0.709.

Trade of Malawi, 1970

Trade of Malawi in 1970 was equal to 0.044 billion US dollars, ranked 126th in the world and was on par with trade of Namibia (0.047 bln. US dollars), trade of Bermuda (0.047 bln. US dollars), trade of Nepal (0.046 bln. US dollars), trade of Benin (0.046 bln. US dollars), trade of Aruba (0.045 bln. US dollars), trade of Swaziland (0.044 bln. US dollars), trade of Niger (0.044 bln. US dollars). Share of Malawi in the world trade was 0.0097%.

Trade per capita in Malawi in 1970 was 9.6 US dollars, ranked 171st in the world and was on par with trade per capita in Niger (9.7 US dollars), trade per capita in Botswana (9.6 US dollars), trade per capita in China (9.5 US dollars), trade per capita in Lesotho (9.4 US dollars). Trade per capita in Malawi was less than trade per capita in the World (123.7 US dollars) by 114.1 US dollars.

Comparison of trade in Malawi and the neighbors in 1970. Trade of Malawi was less than trade of Tanzania (0.4 billion US dollars), trade of Mozambique (0.3 billion US dollars), trade of Zimbabwe (0.3 billion US dollars), trade of Zambia (0.2 billion US dollars). Trade per capita in Malawi was less than trade per capita in Zimbabwe (55.6 US dollars), trade per capita in Zambia (40.0 US dollars), trade per capita in Mozambique (35.7 US dollars), trade per capita in Tanzania (25.8 US dollars).

Comparison of trade in Malawi and leaders in 1970. Trade of Malawi was less than trade of the United States (176.5 billion US dollars) in 3 997.6 times, trade of Japan (28.8 billion US dollars) in 653.2 times, trade of Germany (27.5 billion US dollars) in 623.9 times, trade of the United Kingdom (18.8 billion US dollars) in 426.5 times, trade of China (7.7 billion US dollars) in 174.6 times. Trade per capita in Malawi was greater than trade per capita in China (9.5 US dollars) by 0.39%, but was less than trade per capita in the United States (842.3 US dollars) in 87.9 times, trade per capita in Germany (351.4 US dollars) in 36.7 times, trade per capita in the United Kingdom (338.5 US dollars) in 35.3 times, trade per capita in Japan (278.1 US dollars) in 29.0 times.

Potential trade of Malawi in 1970. With trade per capita at the level of the United States (842.3 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 3.9 billion US dollars, it is in 87.9 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of the World (123.7 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 0.57 billion US dollars, it is in 12.9 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Zimbabwe (55.6 US dollars), as the best neighbor, trade of Malawi would be 0.26 billion US dollars, it is in 5.8 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Africa (36.6 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 0.17 billion US dollars, it is in 3.8 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Eastern Africa (18.0 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 0.083 billion US dollars, it is by 88.2% more than the actual level.

Trade of Malawi, 2015

Trade of Malawi in 2015 was equal to 1.3 billion US dollars, ranked 137th in the world and was on par with trade of Malta (1.4 bln. US dollars), trade of Monaco (1.4 bln. US dollars), trade of Kyrgyzstan (1.4 bln. US dollars), trade of Libya (1.3 bln. US dollars), trade of Armenia (1.3 bln. US dollars), trade of Chad (1.2 bln. US dollars). Share of Malawi in the world trade was 0.013%.

Trade per capita in Malawi in 2015 was equal to 76.1 US dollars, ranked 197th in the world and was on par with trade per capita in South Sudan (79.2 US dollars), trade per capita in Kiribati (75.9 US dollars). Trade per capita in Malawi was less than trade per capita in the World (1 360.4 US dollars) by 1 284.3 US dollars.

Comparison of trade in Malawi and the neighbors in 2015. Trade of Malawi was less than trade of Zambia (5.4 billion US dollars), trade of Tanzania (5.4 billion US dollars), trade of Zimbabwe (2.2 billion US dollars), trade of Mozambique (1.9 billion US dollars). Trade per capita in Malawi was greater than trade per capita in Mozambique (69.2 US dollars), but was less than trade per capita in Zambia (331.7 US dollars), trade per capita in Zimbabwe (143.4 US dollars), trade per capita in Tanzania (103.0 US dollars).

Comparison of trade in Malawi and leaders in 2015. Trade of Malawi was less than trade of the United States (2 674.2 billion US dollars) in 2 042.1 times, trade of China (1 258.3 billion US dollars) in 960.9 times, trade of Japan (623.6 billion US dollars) in 476.2 times, trade of the United Kingdom (354.7 billion US dollars) in 270.9 times, trade of Germany (343.6 billion US dollars) in 262.4 times. Trade per capita in Malawi was less than trade per capita in the United States (8 310.8 US dollars) in 109.2 times, trade per capita in the United Kingdom (5 481.2 US dollars) in 72.0 times, trade per capita in Japan (4 926.4 US dollars) in 64.7 times, trade per capita in Germany (4 258.2 US dollars) in 56.0 times, trade per capita in China (914.5 US dollars) in 12.0 times.

Potential trade of Malawi in 2015. With trade per capita at the level of the United States (8 310.8 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 143.0 billion US dollars, it is in 109.2 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of the World (1 360.4 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 23.4 billion US dollars, it is in 17.9 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Zambia (331.7 US dollars), as the best neighbor, trade of Malawi would be 5.7 billion US dollars, it is in 4.4 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Africa (276.3 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 4.8 billion US dollars, it is in 3.6 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Eastern Africa (110.8 US dollars), trade of Malawi would be 1.9 billion US dollars, it is by 45.7% more than the actual level.

Size of trade in Malawi

Wholesale, retail trade, restaurants and hotels in Malawi, bln. US dollars
Prices197019801990200020102015
current prices0.0440.180.290.481.21.3
constant prices19700.0440.0870.0980.120.210.26
20050.0980.190.220.260.460.58
Picture. Malawi: trade

trade in Malawi and its neighbors, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
Zambia0.170.750.470.764.05.4
Tanzania0.351.21.11.73.75.4
Zimbabwe0.290.951.81.21.52.2
Mozambique0.330.490.450.841.31.9
Malawi0.0440.180.290.481.21.3

trade in Malawi and leaders, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
United States176.5455.1908.11 607.42 133.52 674.2
China7.716.132.8124.5644.21 258.3
Japan28.8159.9397.2661.4779.2623.6
United Kingdom18.875.5151.0206.3300.9354.7
Germany27.5116.5207.3207.7347.9343.6
Malawi0.0440.180.290.481.21.3
Picture. Malawi: share of trade in economy

Growth of trade in Malawi

Picture. Malawi: trade, growth Picture. Malawi: trade, growth

trade per capita in Malawi

Picture. Malawi: trade per capita Picture. Malawi: trade per capita

trade per capita in Malawi and its neighbors, $
Country197019801990200020102015
Zambia40.0126.258.071.6287.4331.7
Zimbabwe55.6130.9173.393.3107.4143.4
Tanzania25.864.044.150.582.3103.0
Malawi9.629.130.542.981.776.1
Mozambique35.741.033.846.152.869.2

trade per capita in Malawi and leaders, $
Country197019801990200020102015
United States842.31 982.23 591.35 681.96 884.98 310.8
United Kingdom338.51 343.52 643.33 504.84 798.05 481.2
Japan278.11 379.83 248.95 261.56 119.94 926.4
Germany351.41 489.92 625.12 535.74 324.74 258.2
China9.516.428.498.1480.4914.5
Malawi9.629.130.542.981.776.1

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