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AGOA Status: Malawi is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.
U.S.-Malawi Trade Facts
Malawi is currently our 176th largest goods trading partner with $74 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $17 million; goods imports totaled $57 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Malawi was $40 million in 2018.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Malawi supported an estimated 1 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
- Malawi was the United States' 191st largest goods export market in 2018.
- U.S. goods exports to Malawi in 2018 were $17 million, down 38.2% ($11 million) from 2017 and down 61.6% from 2008.
- The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: machinery ($4 million), optical and medical instruments ($4 million), special other ($3 million), baking related products ($887 thousand), and electrical machinery ($753 thousand).
- U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Malawi totaled $1 million in 2018.
- Malawi was the United States' 140th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
- U.S. goods imports from Malawi totaled $57 million in 2018, down 7.8% ($5 million) from 2017, and down 12.1% from 2008.
- The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: tobacco ($25 million), coffee, tea & spice ($15 million), edible fruit & nuts ($10 million), sugar ($6 million), and knit apparel ($860 thousand).
- U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Malawi totaled $56 million in 2018. Leading categories include: tobacco ($25 million), tea, including herb ($15 million), tree nuts ($10 million), raw beet & cane sugar ($6 million), and coffee, unroasted ($746 thousand).
- The U.S. goods trade deficit with Malawi was $40 million in 2018, a 17.1% increase ($6 million) over 2017.
- U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malawi (stock) was $37 million in 2017 (latest data available), a 42.3% increase from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Malawi.
No data on Malawi's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Malawi FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Malawi are available.