Real GDP grew an estimated 5.0% in 2019, up from 4.0% in 2018, despite the effects of cyclone Idai. Growth was supported by continued macroeconomic stability and improved agricultural performance (maize output increased 25.7% in 2018/19).
At the end of 2019, the banking sector represented a total asset of $ 1.9 billion.
Credit distributed to private sector represents $0.62 billion.
At the end of 2017, The Malawi Stock Exchange accounted 14 listed companies, representing a market capitalization of $ 1.37 billion.