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Malawi

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AGOA Status: Malawi is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Malawi, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2001.

U.S.-Malawi Trade Facts

Malawi is currently our 161st largest goods trading partner with $127 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $54 million; Goods imports totaled $73 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Malawi was $19 million in 2013.

Exports

Malawi was the United States' 167th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Malawi in 2013 were $54 million, down 15.2% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Pharmaceutical Products ($18 million), Special Other (low value shipments) ($8 million), Cereals (wheat) ($5 million), Machinery ($5 million), Surgical Instruments ($3 million), and Railway Stock ($3 million).

Imports

Malawi was the United States' 128th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Malawi totaled $73 million in 2013, a 10.9% increase from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Tobacco ($48 million), Spices, Coffee, and Tea (tea) ($10 million), Knit Apparel ($8 million), and Edible Fruit and Nuts (macadamia nuts) ($3 million) and Sugars ($3 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Malawi was $19 million in 2013, up 838.3% from 2012.