Zambia Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 10,101
No. Of products 1,953
No. Of partners 119
Imports (in US$ Mil) 6,435
No. Of products 3,843
No. Of partners 180

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.23
Index of export market penetration2.17
World Growth12.59
Country Growth12.09

Service Indicators 2021

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,304,928,009.01
Service exports (BoP, current US$)525,541,832.30
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)33.91
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)52.08

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Switzerland4,249 42.07
China1,911 18.92
Singapore1,367 13.53
Congo, Dem. Rep.982 9.72
South Africa262 2.60
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa2,015 31.31
China811 12.60
India403 6.26
United Arab Emirates364 5.65
Congo, Dem. Rep.298 4.63

Zambia Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials558 5.52 595 9.24 2.23
Intermediate goods8,786 86.98 1,959 30.44 2.54
Consumer goods615 6.09 2,105 32.70 7.42
Capital goods138 1.37 1,773 27.55 5.72

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Copper unrefined, co ...5,608,812.43
Copper cathodes and ...1,832,856.01
Electrical energy130,929.09
Ferro-silico-mangane ...107,130.41
Portland cement (exc ...106,504.01
Petroleum oils, etc, ...537,578.99
Other medicaments of ...204,115.20
Copper ores and conc ...196,329.14
Crude or unrefined s ...98,692.15

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Zambia

Tariffs 2021

No. Of Tariff Agreement 6
Simple Average (%) 11.66
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 3,302,796.36
Maximum Rate (%) 40
Weighted Average (%) 4.81
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 36.60

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)

2021 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)22,148
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,030.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)4,023.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)18.16

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