Factsheet : Malawi

Official Title:
Republic of Malawi


General Information

Capital: Lilongwe
Population (million): 18.63
Total Area: 118,480km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 525.38767 Kwacha (MWK) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 6 July, Republic Day
Language(s): English & Chichewa


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (193 members).

Head of State:
President Peter Mutharika

Head of Government:
President Peter Mutharika

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Dr. George Chaponda
Trade and Industry: Joseph Mwanamvekha
Finance and Economic Planning: Goodall Gondwe

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Democratic Front (UDF), Malawi Congress Party (MCP), People’s Party

Elections:
Last: 2014 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2019 (presidential and legislative).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Malawi Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 7.28 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 390.63 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.27 1.43
Inflation: (%) 21.68 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $9,846,942
Canadian imports from country: $4,764,887
FDI in Canada: $ million (2015)
CDI in Malawi: $ million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Edward Yakobe Sawerengera (Washington)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner-designate Antoine Chevrier (Maputo)


April 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Malawi
Year Exports Imports
2012 $3,943,598 $109,245,950
2013 $8,756,906 $135,699,483
2014 $6,684,759 $68,125,415
2015 $15,373,641 $3,104,323
2016 $9,846,942 $4,764,887
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Malawi
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $3,391
02 Veg. Prod. $6,672,731 $1,580,564
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $2,632,151
05 Mineral Prod. $ $1,097
06 Chemical Prod. $1,809 $8
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,473 $1,427
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $40 $904
09 Wood Prod. $ $1,098
10 Paper Prod. $1,352 $2,257
11 Textiles Prod. $1,179,891 $3,906
12 Dress Access. $110 $210
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,615 $3,409
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $2,395
15 Base Metal Prod. $948,506 $212
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $110,891 $483,756
17 Vehicles and Equip. $124,601 $42,883
18 Specialized Inst. $195,785 $257
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $10,863 $4,516
21 Antiques $ $440