Factsheet : Malawi

Official Title:
Republic of Malawi


General Information

Capital: Lilongwe
Population (million): 18.111
Total Area: 118,480km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 382.56 Kwacha (MWK)(2015- Annual average)
National Holiday: 6 July, Republic Day
Language(s): English & Chichewa


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic (Multiparty Democracy)

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly

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:
2019


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Malawi Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 8.2 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 453.02 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.95 1.18
Inflation: (%) 21.86 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $15,373,641
Canadian imports from country: $3,104,348
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Malawi: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Necton D. Mhura (Washington)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Shawn Barber


May 2016
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
2011 $4,612,159 $123,719,381
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 $3,104,348
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Malawi
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $115 $2,781
02 Veg. Prod. $12,631,030 $853,747
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $180 $
04 Food Prod. $2,559 $1,942,666
05 Mineral Prod. $202 $105
06 Chemical Prod. $ $192
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,246 $91
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $24,221 $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $212 $96
11 Textiles Prod. $1,093,171 $2,019
12 Dress Access. $1,500 $116
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $857 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $2,478
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $84
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $473,879 $271,340
17 Vehicles and Equip. $827,768 $24,473
18 Specialized Inst. $2,767 $2,254
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $66,951 $901
21 Antiques $ $1,005