Malawi Tobacco Exports – Malawi Export Data and Malawian Exporters

22 September 2020
Malawi Export Data

Malawi exported tobacco in 2019 worth USD 501.4 million, an increase from 2018’s USD 493.7 million. Malawi’s tobacco exports accounted for 54.92% to overall value of shipments recorded last year. According to Malawi export data, the country shipped unmanufactured tobacco (tobacco refuse) under HS Code 2401, the most worth USD 498.4 million in 2019. Malawi’s top export partner of tobacco was Belgium, which recorded almost 30% share in value of total tobacco exports. Get up-to-date information on Malawi’s tobacco export market with Malawi export statistics of tobacco.


Exports of Tobacco from Malawi in 2019


Malawi’s tobacco exports totaled USD 501.4 million in 2019. Tobacco is largely categorized into unmanufactured tobacco and manufactured tobacco. Malawi exports unmanufactured tobacco the most as compared to manufactured tobacco. Malawi shipped unmanufactured tobacco worth USD 498.4 million and manufactured tobacco worth USD 2.9 million in 2019. In terms of quantity, Malawi exported 136,411 tons of unmanufactured tobacco and 456 tons of manufactured tobacco in the said year.


Malawi Tobacco Exports from 2010 to 2019


According to Malawi export statistics of tobacco, Malawi shipped tobacco the most in 2012 in the last 10 years. Malawi’s tobacco exports valued USD 585.1 million in 2010, which declined in 2011. After an increase in 2012, year 2013 recorded a decline in value of tobacco export shipments. Year 2014 recorded a rise in export value of tobacco, which declined in 2015. Year 2016 and 2017 registered a rise and 2018 recorded a decline in export value of tobacco. Malawi recorded a slight rise in export shipments of tobacco in 2019. Below given chart and table shows dollar amount and percentage share of Malawi’s tobacco exports in the last 10 years.


Year

Value USD Million

Value USD %

2010

585.1

54.88

2011

572.2

39.97

2012

692.4

53.82

2013

553.6

46.86

2014

660.9

46.15

2015

527.7

47.69

2016

545.9

52.74

2017

531.9

59.83

2018

493.7

56.12

2019

501.4

54.92


Malawi’s Top 10 Export Partners of Tobacco


Malawi’s top 10 export partners of tobacco in 2019 were Belgium (USD 148.8 million), Egypt (USD 65.5 million), Russia (USD 32.7 million), Switzerland (USD 27.9 million), China (USD 25.7 million), Netherlands (USD 24.0 million), Ukraine (USD 23.5 million), United States (USD 22.4 million), Germany (USD 22.3 million) and South Korea (USD 15.3 million). As per Malawi shipment data of tobacco, these countries together accounted for 81.5% to overall value of tobacco export shipments recorded in 2019. Below given chart and table shows dollar amount of 10 largest export partners of Malawi’s tobacco.


Country

Value USD %

Belgium

29.7

Egypt

13.1

Russia

6.5

Switzerland

5.6

China

5.1

Netherlands

4.8

Ukraine

4.7

United States

4.5

Germany

4.4

South Korea

3.1

 


List of Tobacco Exporters in Malawi


Check some Malawian exporters of tobacco for reference and request for full list of tobacco suppliers in Malawi.


            1.    Limbe Leaf Tobacco Ltd

            2.    Malawi Leaf Company Ltd

            3.    Africa Tobacco Services Ltd


Malawi grows mainly three types of tobacco namely, Flue Cured Virginia, Burley and Fired Cured tobaccos. The country has the capacity to produce more than 100 million kilograms of tobacco. Get all updates on Malawi tobacco exports with quality market intelligence information on companies and other shipment details right here.

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