AGOA Status: Malawi is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Malawi, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2001.

Malawi Trade & Investment Summary

U.S. goods exports to Malawi in 2022 were $36 million, up 56.4 percent ($13 million) from 2021 but down 43 percent from 2012. U.S. goods imports from Malawi totaled $54 million in 2022, up 12.4 percent ($6 million) from 2021, but down 18 percent from 2012.  The U.S. goods trade deficit with Malawi was $18 million in 2022, a 29.0 percent decrease ($7 million) over 2021.

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malawi (stock) was $194 million in 2022, a 12.8 percent increase from 2021.

NOTE: No services trade data with Malawi are available.