Market Research Malawi – Fast Facts

  1. Population: 19,196,246
  2. GDP: $22.47 billion (2017 est.)
  3. GDP – Real Growth Rate: 4.5% (2017 est.)
  4. Inflation: 13% (2017 est.)
  5. Internet Users: 1,785,369
  6. Telephones / Mobile-Cellular: 7,178,384
  7. Illiteracy: 37.9%
  8. Education Expenditure: 5.6% of GDP
  9. Unemployment Rate: 20.4% (2013 est.)
  10. Languages: English (official), Chichewa (common), Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chilomwe, Chinkhonde, Chingoni, Chisena, Chitonga, Chinyakyusa, Chilambya
  11. Religion: Protestant 27.2% (includes Church of Central Africa Presbyterian 17.7%, Seventh Day Adventist/Baptist 6.9%, Anglican 2.6%), Catholic 18.4%, other Christian 41%, Muslim 12.1%, other 0.3%, none 1% (2015-16 est.)