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Canada-Malawi fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Malawi

General Information

Capital: Lilongwe
Population (million): 21.47
Total Area: 118,480km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 558.78 Kwacha (MWK) (2021- 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 Lazarus Chakwera

Head of Government:
President Lazarus Chakwera

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Nancy Tembo
Trade: Mark Katsonga Phiri
Finance: Sosten Gwengwe

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Democratic Front (UDF), Malawi Congress Party (MCP), United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Elections:
Last: 2020

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Malawi Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.42 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 717.97 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.2 4.56
Inflation: (%) 9.34 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $4,799,487
Canadian imports from country: $1,023,706
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $1 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Caroline Delany (Maputo)

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Malawi
Year Exports Imports
2017 $13,802,478 $2,496,478
2018 $10,717,287 $876,475
2019 $13,498,628 $1,264,174
2020 $6,999,608 $795,123
2021 $4,799,487 $1,023,706
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Malawi
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $5,192
02 Veg. Prod. $2,840,855 $272,352
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $9,329
04 Food Prod. $3,203 $699,391
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $73,318 $2,743
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $192,856 $119
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $20 $
09 Wood Prod. $ $3,621
10 Paper Prod. $20,017 $51
11 Textiles Prod. $1,050,630 $
12 Dress Access. $64 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $30 $129
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $5,895
15 Base Metal Prod. $8,425 $5
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $76,914 $17,309
17 Vehicles and Equip. $141,608 $4,015
18 Specialized Inst. $243,661 $46
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $48,786 $3,503
21 Antiques $ $


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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