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Zambia Trade Summary

2020

Zambia exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR ZAMBIA 2020

Overall Exports and Imports for Zambia 2020

Exports and imports of Zambia in 2020 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 7,805 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 5,314 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,974 products were exported to 118 countries and 3,895 products were imported from 174 countries.

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners 2020

Top five countries to which Zambia exported in 2020 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Zambia exports to Switzerland worth US$ 3,460 million, with a partner share of 44.34 percent.
  2. Zambia exports to China worth US$ 1,457 million, with a partner share of 18.67 percent.
  3. Zambia exports to Congo, Dem. Rep. worth US$ 971 million, with a partner share of 12.45 percent.
  4. Zambia exports to Singapore worth US$ 905 million, with a partner share of 11.60 percent.
  5. Zambia exports to South Africa worth US$ 200 million, with a partner share of 2.56 percent.

Top five countries from which Zambia imported goods in 2020 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Zambia imports from South Africa worth US$ 1,763 million, with a partner share of 33.18 percent.
  2. Zambia imports from China worth US$ 894 million, with a partner share of 16.82 percent.
  3. Zambia imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 469 million, with a partner share of 8.83 percent.
  4. Zambia imports from India worth US$ 286 million, with a partner share of 5.38 percent.
  5. Zambia imports from United States worth US$ 119 million, with a partner share of 2.24 percent.

Zambia Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2020

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Zambia along with trade value are:

  1. Zambia exported Copper unrefined, copper anodes for electrolyti , worth US$ 4,205,025.29 million.
  2. Zambia exported Copper cathodes and sections of cathodes unwrou , worth US$ 1,388,832.38 million.
  3. Zambia exported Copper ores and concentrates , worth US$ 182,706.74 million.
  4. Zambia exported Electrical energy , worth US$ 112,343.18 million.
  5. Zambia exported Portland cement (excl. white) , worth US$ 98,946.68 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Zambia along with trade value are

  1. Zambia imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 235,603.29 million.
  2. Zambia imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 226,651.72 million.
  3. Zambia imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 193,700.76 million.
  4. Zambia imported Mineral or chemical fertilizers with nitrogen, , worth US$ 144,552.51 million.
  5. Zambia imported Urea , worth US$ 97,684.40 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2020

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2020 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2020

Tariffs imposed by Zambia in 2020 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 40 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 11.65 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 4.82 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 3,241,613.12 and duty free tariff line items share was 36.49 percent.

Development Indicators 2020

Key Development Indicators of Zambia in 2020 are below

  • Zambia GDP in current US dollar was 19,320 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,190.00 .
  • Zambia Trade balance: as % of GDP was not available.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was not available.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was not available .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 8.68 .

Trade Indicators 2020

Trade Indicators for Zambia in 2020 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.24.
  • Index of export market penetration was 2.02.
  • World Growth in percentage was -3.91 and Zambia Country Growth was -2.83 .