Malawi Country Overview
Malawi is a landlocked country with a land areas of 118,484 km2 . The population is estimated at 13 million (2008) growing at 2.8% per annum. It is densely populated (139 persons/km2 ). Agriculture is the mainstay of Malawi‘s economy, contributing about 31% of the GDP, accounting for more than 90% of export earnings and supports 85% of the total population which resides in rural areas.

Key Statistics
Population 14,389,000 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
Employed in Agriculture N/A
GDP (USD) 5,811,000,000 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
GDP Agriculture Share (%) 25.38 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
National Budget (USD) N/A
Agriculture Budget (%) N/A

Latest Maize Balance (MT)
Year N/A
Availability N/A
Requirement N/A
N/A

Food Insecurity Numbers
Year 2010
Consumption Period 2010/2011
Total Vulnerable 1,061,000
Source: SADC RVAA
Recent Staple Crop Production (Maize)
yearproduction
20152,876,660
20143,430,000
20133,623,920
20133,639,866
20123,895,181

Recent Livestock Population (Cattle)
yearpopulation
2008947,498
2008947,498
2007870,622
2007870,622
2006799,017
Provincial figures
Provincial Crop Production