Zambia Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 7,029
No. Of products 1,888
No. Of partners 121
Imports (in US$ Mil) 7,221
No. Of products 3,916
No. Of partners 189

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.19
Index of export market penetration1.90
World Growth-1.13
Country Growth-3.94

Service Indicators 2019

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,533,998,038.25
Service exports (BoP, current US$)1,011,822,349.76
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)34.15
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)34.64

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Switzerland2,905 41.33
China1,503 21.38
Congo, Dem. Rep.901 12.82
Singapore579 8.24
South Africa297 4.22
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa2,223 30.78
China1,021 14.14
United Arab Emirates740 10.25
India352 4.87
Congo, Dem. Rep.232 3.22

Zambia Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials345 4.91 1,061 14.70 0.29
Intermediate goods6,049 86.06 1,834 25.40 2.87
Consumer goods436 6.20 2,249 31.14 6.55
Capital goods194 2.76 2,061 28.55 4.08

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Copper unrefined, co ...3,768,696.54
Copper cathodes and ...1,126,226.60
Sulphuric acid; oleu ...148,800.11
Rubies, sapphires an ...130,507.20
Portland cement (exc ...91,856.30
Petroleum oils, etc, ...700,275.57
Petroleum oils and o ...507,072.14
Copper ores and conc ...154,151.81
Other medicaments of ...140,915.74
Crude or unrefined s ...136,058.66

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Zambia

Tariffs 2018

No. Of Tariff Agreement 6
Simple Average (%) 10.80
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 6,685,656.04
Maximum Rate (%) 40
Weighted Average (%) 3.39
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 44.56

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)

2019 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)23,309
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,430.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)112.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)0.48

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