Malawi Economic Outlook

  1. Malawi revised economic growth estimate for 2017 is at 5.1 percent.
  2. Growth forecasts for 2018 remain at 4 percent on account of good macroeconomic performance (tight monetary policy).
  3. Inflation rates is on the downward trend and now stands at 7.8 percent (February).
  4. Forecasts for real growth rates as expenditure on GDP for 2018 and 2019 according to Economist Intelligence Unit:

          Private consumption:                     5.3 % in 2018 and 5.1 % in 2019-slow down

          Government consumption:         3.0 % in 2018 and 3.8 % in 2019-increase

          Gross Capital Investment:            3.1 % in 2018 and 1.6 % in 2019- slow down

          Exports of goods and services:   4.6 % in 2018 and 4.4 % in 2019 -slow down

          Import of goods and services:    5.1 % in 2018 and 4.1 % in 2019- slow down