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Zambia Trade Summary

2018

Zambia exports, imports, tariff by year.
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TRADE SUMMARY FOR ZAMBIA 2018

Overall Exports and Imports for Zambia 2018

Exports and imports of Zambia in 2018 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 9,052 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 9,462 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,774 products were exported to 115 countries and 3,937 products were imported from 179 countries.

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

Top five countries to which Zambia exported in 2018 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Zambia exports to Switzerland worth US$ 3,809 million, with a partner share of 42.08 percent.
  2. Zambia exports to China worth US$ 1,308 million, with a partner share of 14.45 percent.
  3. Zambia exports to Congo, Dem. Rep. worth US$ 864 million, with a partner share of 9.54 percent.
  4. Zambia exports to Singapore worth US$ 700 million, with a partner share of 7.73 percent.
  5. Zambia exports to South Africa worth US$ 439 million, with a partner share of 4.85 percent.

Top five countries from which Zambia imported goods in 2018 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Zambia imports from South Africa worth US$ 2,727 million, with a partner share of 28.82 percent.
  2. Zambia imports from Congo, Dem. Rep. worth US$ 1,394 million, with a partner share of 14.73 percent.
  3. Zambia imports from China worth US$ 1,291 million, with a partner share of 13.64 percent.
  4. Zambia imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 596 million, with a partner share of 6.30 percent.
  5. Zambia imports from India worth US$ 443 million, with a partner share of 4.68 percent.

Zambia Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

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$ 4,338,129.57 million.
  2. Zambia exported Copper cathodes and sections of cathodes unwrou , worth US$ 2,007,640.28 million.
  3. Zambia exported New stamps; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; c , worth US$ 191,518.30 million.
  4. Zambia exported Copper alloys, unwrought (other than master all , worth US$ 175,987.47 million.
  5. Zambia exported Sulphuric acid; oleum , worth US$ 171,262.83 million.

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

  1. Zambia imported Copper ores and concentrates , worth US$ 1,071,692.31 million.
  2. Zambia imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 805,415.37 million.
  3. Zambia imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 434,633.46 million.
  4. Zambia imported Cobalt ores and concentrates , worth US$ 198,376.64 million.
  5. Zambia imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 173,869.55 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by Zambia in 2018 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 40 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 10.80 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 3.39 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 6,685,656.04 and duty free tariff line items share was 44.56 percent.

Development Indicators 2018

Key Development Indicators of Zambia in 2018 are below

  • Zambia GDP in current US dollar was 26,720 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,430.00 .
  • Zambia Trade balance: as % of GDP was -0.81.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -218.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 75.66 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 9.85 .

Trade Indicators 2018

Trade Indicators for Zambia in 2018 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.25.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.76.
  • World Growth in percentage was 3.50 and Zambia Country Growth was 10.13 .