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About Malawi

Malawi, officially known as Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country in south-eastern Africa. The country is well known for diverse wildlife and clear waters.

Malawi is among the world’s least-developed countries and the economy is heavily based in agriculture,

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouthern Africa
Capital CityLilongwe
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Yao, Tumbuka, Tonga, Sena, Lomwe.Ngonde, Lambya
CurrencyMalawian kwacha, MK
Phone Code +265
Important CitiesBlantyre, Mzuzu, Zomba, Kasungu, Mangochi, Karonga, Salima, Nkhotakota
National DayIndependence Day (6th Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 13.176 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking109
Primary Industriesagriculture, industry, services
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsTanzania, Zambia, Mozambique
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsAgriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Spices, Vegetables and Related Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fruits and Nuts, Machinery & Appliances, Wood and Pulp, Household Items & Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Chemical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Railway and Locomotives, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fashion and Apparel, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Other Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Building & Construction Products & Services, Wood and Pulp
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.941 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 1.553 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.612 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade
Major Exports to IndiaVegetables and Related Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Gems & Jewellery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Household Items & Products, Wood and Pulp, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Ceramic Products, Fashion and Apparel, Toys and Games, Books and Papers, Live Animals and Animal Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Chemical Products
Major Imports from IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Rubber and Products, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Glass and glassware, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Building & Construction Products & Services, Cosmetics and Accessories
India's Imports ValueUSD 42.76 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 114.63 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 71.87 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for MalawiHigh Commission of India
Honourable High Commissioner
Plot No. 55, Area 9, Post Box No. 1482, Lilongwe. Malawi

Embassy Details of Malawi in IndiaHigh Commission of the Republic of Malawi
H.E. Mr. Leonard Mengezi
High Commissioner
D-106, Anand Niketan, New Delhi-110021
011 26706000 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Malawi in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Shantilal Kawar
Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Malawi in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Vinod Sharma
Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Malawi in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr. Venkatesh Srinivas
Honorary Consul