Malawi Hunger Statistics 2001-2021

Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 5 may signify a prevalence of undernourishment below 5%.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2018 was 18.80%, a 0.2% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2017 was 18.60%, a 1.6% increase from 2016.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2016 was 17.00%, a 0.4% decline from 2015.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2015 was 17.40%, a 0.5% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Haiti 48.20%
North Korea 47.60%
Madagascar 41.70%
Chad 39.60%
Liberia 37.50%
Rwanda 35.60%
Mozambique 32.60%
Afghanistan 29.90%
Sierra Leone 26.00%
Tanzania 25.00%
Togo 20.70%
Ethiopia 19.70%
Burkina Faso 19.20%
Malawi 18.80%
Gambia 11.90%
Senegal 9.40%
Benin 7.40%
Nepal 6.10%
Mali 5.10%
Malawi Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2018 18.80% 0.20%
2017 18.60% 1.60%
2016 17.00% -0.40%
2015 17.40% 0.50%
2014 16.90% -0.40%
2013 17.30% 0.30%
2012 17.00% -0.10%
2011 17.10% -0.20%
2010 17.30% -0.30%
2009 17.60% -0.50%
2008 18.10% -0.60%
2007 18.70% -1.90%
2006 20.60% -1.90%
2005 22.50% -1.70%
2004 24.20% -0.50%
2003 24.70% 0.70%
2002 24.00% 0.20%
2001 23.80% 0.20%