Malawi

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

Malawi

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)

Autos

Malawi Autos

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BMI maintained a particularly bearish outlook for vehicle sales in Malawi in 2014. We expect to see some modest growth in 2015 due to pent-up demand in the market, but we maintain that sales are likely to remain low in volumes terms due to high inflation, the depreciating local currency, and high interest rates.

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 through tight...

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Telecommunications

Malawi Telecommunications

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BMI View: Our Q215 East Africa report analyses latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets of Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Sudan. The five markets present challenging business environments, including low spending power of majority of consumers, high cost of network deployment in rural areas and political instability in some countries. However, the relatively low voice and data penetration rates assures long-term subscriptions growth and, potentially, value growth should the economic situation in these markets improve in the coming years.

Key Data

  • Average mobile market growth in the six countries in FY14 was 9.2%. Malawi recorded the highest growth rate, estimated at 17.6%, while Sudan...

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