Malawi ups 2021 growth forecast on falling coronavirus cases, better rains

29 May 2021 - 14:03 By Frank Phiri
Economic growth in the small southern African is seen at 5.4% in 2022.
Economic growth in the small southern African is seen at 5.4% in 2022.
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Malawi upped its economic growth forecast for 2021 to 3.8%, from 3.5% seen in February, Finance Minister Felix Mlusu said in a full-year budget statement on Friday.

Economic growth in the small southern African is seen at 5.4% in 2022. The agriculture and tourism reliant economy grew only 0.9% in 2020. In the statement, the finance minister said growth would be driven by declining Covid-19 cases and better-than-expected rainfall.

Reuters


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