General profile: Zambia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2019
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
17.861 Millions
12.889 ZMK/US$
24 526 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 743 390 km²
9.15 %
1.51 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-22.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2019
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchandise exports
1 810
7 200
6 607
7 047
Merchandise imports
2 558
5 321
7 935
7 225
Merchandise trade balance
-748
1 879
-1 329
-178
Export structure by product group in 2019
(as % of total exports)
7 %7 %14 %14 %71 %71 %8 %8 %
Top 5 partners in 2019
(exports, millions of US$)
1 8661 2938135513561 8661 293813551356
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Services exports
549
571
862
1 014
Services imports
412
888
1 432
1 534
Services trade balance
137
-317
-571
-520
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport
2.5
7.8
5.1
4.4
Travel
81.3
86.1
76.6
80.8
Other services
16.2
6.0
18.3
14.8
TRADE INDICES
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100124118102100128137119113104707275663432222324211001031089810010510811312211897105115115777059575962
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.5 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2019
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2019
GDP, current
8 332
20 265
20 859
24 526
GDP per capita, current US$
703
1 489
1 314
1 373
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
7.24
10.30
2.92
1.51
Current account balance, % of GDP
-2.78
7.53
-3.68
0.98
Exchange rate (/US$)
4.465
4.798
8.632
12.889
GDP by expenditure in 2018
(as % of total GDP)
42.812.338.036.635.642.812.338.036.635.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+1.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2019
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2019
FDI inflows
356.94
1 729.30
1 304.90
753.20
FDI outflows
..
1 095.40
125.10
293.60
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.63
0.22
0.23
0.52
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
128.3107.093.638.547.058.354.072.946.343.741.368.259.357.77534081 1086631 3051 4892 1001 7321 1091 7296959391 324616357364347298145122FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Balance, % of GDP
2.98
11.58
-3.82
0.05
Balance, % of imports
9.64
41.92
-8.99
0.15
Normalized balance
0.046
0.173
-0.047
0.001
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
667368718179847969675861696065
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2019
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2019
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
..
..
0
..
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
..
..
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.04
0.04
0.50
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
4.73
2.35
2.80
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 06 November 2020