ZAMBIA

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INTRODUCING

ZAMBIA

Official title:
Republic of Zambia

General information:
Capital: Lusaka
Population: 15,066,266 (July 2015 est.)
Total area: 752,618 km2
Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMW)
National holiday: Independence Day, 24th October (1964)
Official language: English
Recognized regional languages: Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Nyanja, Chewa

Type of government:
Presidential republic

Diplomatic and consular representative: H.E. Mr Anthony Lubinda Mukwita (Germany – Berlin)

Economy:

  • GDP (nominal): $29 billion (2015 est.)
  • GDP (nominal) per capita: $1,705 (2015 est.)
  • GDP (PPP): $67 billion (2015 est.)
  • GDP (PPP) per capita: $4,113 (2014 est.)
  • GDP (official exchange rate): $26,61 billion (2014 est.)
  • GDP (real growth rate): 6,6% (2015 est.)


GDP per sector:

  • Agriculture 19,3%
  • Industry 31,9%
  • Services 58,8% (2014 est.)


Agriculture products: corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (manioc, tapioca), coffee, cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides
Main industries: copper mining and processing, emerald mining, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture

Trade – Export
Exported commodities: copper, cobalt, electricity, tobacco, flowers, cotton

Main export partners:

  • Switzerland 23,4%
  • China 14,1%
  • Democratic Republic of Congo 13,4%
  • South Africa 6,1%
  • United Arab Emirates 4,9% (2014)


Trade – Import

Imported commodities: machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, electricity, fertilizer, foodstuffs, clothing

Main import partners:

  • South Africa 31,3%
  • Democratic Republic of Congo 18,7%
  • China 9,3%
  • Kenya 8,3%
  • EU 28 7%

Sources:

African Economic Outlook. 2015. Zambia. Available at: http://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org/fileadmin/uploads/aeo/2015/CN_data/CN_Long_EN/Zambia_GB_2015.pdf (February 11th 2016).

European Commission – Directorate-General for Trade. 2015. EU, Trade in goods with Zambia. Available at: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2006/september/tradoc_113466.pdf (February 11th 2016).

International Monetary Fund. 2015. IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Zambia. Available at: https://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2015/pr15233.htm (February 11th 2016).