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Zambia Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.
Zambia monthly trade data

Please note: The data from various sources are not from the same year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Zambia

Overall Exports and Imports for Zambia 2017

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 8,158 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 8,774 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,729 products are exported to 109 countries and 3,901 products are imported from 179 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

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

  • Zambia exported Copper unrefined, copper anodes for electrolyti , worth US$ 3,623,067.43 million.
  • Zambia exported Copper cathodes and sections of cathodes unwrou , worth US$ 1,900,555.64 million.
  • Zambia exported Refined copper products, unwrought, nes , worth US$ 397,839.63 million.
  • Zambia exported Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt , worth US$ 150,826.98 million.
  • Zambia exported Copper alloys, unwrought (other than master all , worth US$ 149,248.54 million.

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

  • Zambia imported Copper ores and concentrates , worth US$ 843,194.58 million.
  • Zambia imported Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt , worth US$ 712,826.73 million.
  • Zambia imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 695,166.85 million.
  • Zambia imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 429,875.74 million.
  • Zambia imported Mineral or chemical fertilizers, nitrogenous , , worth US$ 193,764.95 million.

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

The top five countries to which Zambia exported 2017 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Zambia exports to Switzerland worth US$ 3,633 million, with a partner share of 44.54 percent.
  2. Zambia exports to China worth US$ 1,330 million, with a partner share of 16.30 percent.
  3. Zambia exports to Congo, Dem. Rep. worth US$ 544 million, with a partner share of 6.67 percent.
  4. Zambia exports to Singapore worth US$ 495 million, with a partner share of 6.07 percent.
  5. Zambia exports to South Africa worth US$ 454 million, with a partner share of 5.56 percent.

The top five countries to which Zambia imported goods 2017 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Zambia imports from South Africa worth US$ 2,457 million, with a partner share of 28.00 percent.
  2. Zambia imports from Congo, Dem. Rep. worth US$ 1,804 million, with a partner share of 20.57 percent.
  3. Zambia imports from China worth US$ 1,121 million, with a partner share of 12.77 percent.
  4. Zambia imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 468 million, with a partner share of 5.33 percent.
  5. Zambia imports from Kuwait worth US$ 467 million, with a partner share of 5.32 percent.

Zambia Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2015

Tariffs imposed by Zambia in 2015 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 30.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 10.64.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 3.95.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 6,312,290.49 and duty free tariff line items share is 43.31.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.05.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.12.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is not available.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is not available.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Zambia World Development Indicators (WDI) 2017

Key Development Indicators of Zambia in 2017 are below

WDI

Zambia Doing Business 2018

  • The ease of doing business rank for Zambia is 85.
  • The trade across border rank is 150.
Doing Business

Zambia Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2017

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2017 is 4.
CPIA

ZambiaLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for Zambia in 2016 is 2.43.
  • The LPI rank is 114.
LPI

Zambia Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Zambia is 21.
SPRD