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International Rankings of Malawi - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Malawi, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Malawi, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 0.1 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 174 12255 2020
Internet users - percent of population 99 24 % 2021
Internet users - total 99 4.800 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 N/A 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 192 9456 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 88 60 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 83 11.940 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 147 2.129 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 153 1.628 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 63 3.4 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 147 1.543 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 154 2.102 billion US Dollars 2017
Exports 165 1.538 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 154 7.766 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 124 27.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 75 16.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 22 84.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 89 43.8 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 117 15.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 56 0 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 19 28.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 141 15.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 121 56 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 55 38.5 % 2019
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 27 37.5 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2010
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 29 2.2 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 157 3.582 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 130 1.9 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 31 8.63 % 2020
Labor force 63 8.551 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 18 51.5 % 2016
Public debt 118 44.89 % of GDP 2019
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 141 29.658 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 135 2.75 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 167 1500 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 99 2.05 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 163 594.499 million US Dollars 2020
Taxes and other revenues 167 11.72 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 105 7.02 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 148 12.2153 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 128 7.6 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 117 9.9 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 107 203000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 165 1.339 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 108 47000 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 71 48000 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 73 2.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 155 1.117 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 144 618000 kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 130 460.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 78 5.5 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 79 14.1 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 60 54.2 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 11 17.000 million 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 33 3.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 146 11.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 17 81.9 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 39 3.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 186 1.809 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 159 9400 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 106 0 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 174 4769 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 150 1.3 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 86 11.12 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 89 18.57 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 40 59.2 2018
Land use - arable land 17 38.2 2018
Land use - forest 88 34 2018
Land use - permanent crops 71 1.4 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 80 19.6 2018
Revenue from coal 30 0.03 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 10 6.19 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 126 17.280 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 82 1.170 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 90 50.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 100 140.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 8 4.41 2025
Urbanization - urban population 175 18.3 2023
Geography
Area - land 110 94080 sq km 0
Area - total 102 118484 sq km 0
Area - water 3 24.404 million sq km 0
Coastline 191 0 km 0
Elevation - highest point 218 N/A meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 29 37 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 42 779 meters 0
Irrigated land 103 740 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 68 2857 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 40 59.2 2018
Land use - arable land 17 38.2 2018
Land use - forest 88 34 2018
Land use - permanent crops 71 1.4 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 80 19.6 2018
Military
Military expenditures 42 0.7 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 145 0.08 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 14 1.7 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 114 0.25 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 119 2.04 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 96 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 39 27.3 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 12 7 2020
Child marriage - women married by age 15 19 7.5 0
Child marriage - women married by age 18 8 37.7 0
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 37 11.7 % 2020
Contraceptive prevalence rate 39 65.6 % 1920
Current health expenditure 63 5.4 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 57 60.7 % 2022
Death rate 81 4.5 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 143 5 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 18 20.1 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 16 84.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 16 79.7 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 30 96.7 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 69 9 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 50 8 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 35 3.3 % of population 0
Education expenditures 57 2.9 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 34 1.64 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 67 28.244 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 41 37.1 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 44 32.7 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 163 75.9153 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 95 69.6 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 91 72.7 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 94 63.7 % 2021
Literacy - male 80 71.2 % 0
Literacy - total population 87 67.3 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 25 381 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 208 20.2202 years 0
Median age - male 147 19.7 years 0
Median age - total 139 20 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 82 19.1 1516
Net migration rate 58 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 130 5.8 % 2016
Physicians density 156 0.05 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 61 21.280 million 2023
Population growth rate 28 2.28 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 85 59.9 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 29 64.1 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 13 60 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 10 40.1 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 17 0.99 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 27 0.96 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 32 0.81 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 13 1.01 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 23 0.96 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 43 3.3 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 8 4.41 2025
Urbanization - urban population 175 18.3 2023
Transportation
Airports 101 28 2024
Heliports 66 N/A 2024
Merchant marine - total 144 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 134 10000 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 154 10545 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 93 9 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 26 2 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 38 767 2014
Railways - total 69 767 km 2014
Roadways - paved 69 4038 km 2022
Roadways - total 75 15451 km 2022
Waterways 73 700 km 2010

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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