Malawi: Foreign exchange reserves

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 Malawi

Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units

 Latest value 406.3
 Reference December 2023
 Measure billion Malawian Kwacha
 Data availability January 2008 - December 2023
 Average 250.17
 Min - Max 0.37 - 685.4
 Source Reserve Bank of Malawi
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from January 2008 to December 2023. The average value for Malawi during that period was 250.17 billion Malawian Kwacha with a minimum of 0.37 billion Malawian Kwacha in March 2021 and a maximum of 685.4 billion Malawian Kwacha in February 2018. Click on the following link to see the values of Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units around the world.
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Malawi - Foreign exchange reserves - recent values

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Malawi - Foreign exchange reserves - historical chart - 2008-2023
Measure: billion Malawian Kwacha
Source: Reserve Bank of Malawi


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Definition: Foreign exchange reserves consist of foreign currency, deposits denominated in foreign currency, Monetary Gold, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and Reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign exchange reserves are held by monetary authorities to finance trade imbalances, check the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and address other issues under the purview of the central bank.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 90.44 2021 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 1.85 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.19 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities -0.05 2021 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -2.80 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -1.54 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, in dollars -2.04 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 0.59 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 1.97 2022 percent
 Remittances 259.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 681.83 2021 million USD
 External debt 25.83 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 2.72 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 30.01 2020 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 397.40 9/2020 billion
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