Malawi: Trade balance, percent of GDP

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
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Malawi: Trade balance as percent of GDP

, 1960 - 2019: For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1960 to 2019. The average value for Malawi during that period was -11.63 percent with a minimum of -32.11 percent in 1994 and a maximum of 1.94 percent in 1984. The latest value from 2019 is -4.59 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 156 countries is -4.58 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The trade balance for Malawi and other countries is calculated as the difference between the exports and imports of goods and services, as percent of GDP. A positive number means trade surplus and a negative number means trade deficit.

Definition: External balance on goods and services (formerly resource balance) equals exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services (previously nonfactor services).
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