In-depth country-focused analysis on Malawi's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Malawi's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Malawi, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Malawi's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Malawi before your competitors.

Malawi Industry Coverage (2)


Malawi Autos

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BMI maintains a particularly bearish outlook for vehicle sales in Malawi, forecasting a 4.1% fall in 2014.

We believe that the macroeconomic picture is becoming increasingly poor - predicated on high inflation, the depreciating local currency, and high interest rates - which will curb sales growth.

Food insecurity has caused the price of maize to climb, and resulted in long queues for the little that is available. An estimated 2mn people are in need of food aid within the country and, for the first time in six years, Malawi has had to import maize from neighbouring Zambia to meet its domestic requirements.

Public discontent is rising in Malawi, as inflation continues to soar, in large part due to the weak currency, as authorities have devalued the kwacha in preparation for the adoption of a floating exchange rate regime. The government had tried to address the issue...

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Malawi Telecommunications

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BMI View: Our Q 4 14 East Africa report analyses latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets of Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Sudan. Analysis of market data provided by telecoms regulators and network operators show that despite fairly low mobile penetration rates, subscriptions growth in most markets continued to slow in the first half of 2014, compared to 2013 and 2012. ARPUs also drop ped further in countries with the most competitive markets and are now firmly in low single digits . The combination of these...

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