Zambia Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 7,805
No. Of products 1,974
No. Of partners 118
Imports (in US$ Mil) 5,314
No. Of products 3,895
No. Of partners 174

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.24
Index of export market penetration2.02
World Growth-3.91
Country Growth-2.83

Service Indicators 2020

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,137,679,886.38
Service exports (BoP, current US$)538,969,127.67
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)...
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)...

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Switzerland3,460 44.34
China1,457 18.67
Congo, Dem. Rep.971 12.45
Singapore905 11.60
South Africa200 2.56
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa1,763 33.18
China894 16.82
United Arab Emirates469 8.83
India286 5.38
United States119 2.24

Zambia Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials575 7.37 593 11.17 2.19
Intermediate goods6,677 85.56 1,575 29.64 2.59
Consumer goods406 5.21 1,695 31.90 7.43
Capital goods139 1.78 1,445 27.19 5.72

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Copper unrefined, co ...4,205,025.29
Copper cathodes and ...1,388,832.38
Copper ores and conc ...182,706.74
Electrical energy112,343.18
Portland cement (exc ...98,946.68
Petroleum oils and o ...235,603.29
Petroleum oils, etc, ...226,651.72
Other medicaments of ...193,700.76
Mineral or chemical ...144,552.51

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Zambia

Tariffs 2020

No. Of Tariff Agreement 6
Simple Average (%) 11.65
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 3,241,613.12
Maximum Rate (%) 40
Weighted Average (%) 4.82
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 36.49

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.12
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.05

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All21

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)19,320
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,190.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank85
Trading Across Borders Rank155

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.43
LPI Rank114