Zambia Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 9,052
No. Of products 1,774
No. Of partners 115
Imports (in US$ Mil) 9,462
No. Of products 3,937
No. Of partners 179

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.25
Index of export market penetration1.76
World Growth3.50
Country Growth10.13

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,677,527,474.30
Service exports (BoP, current US$)953,264,241.01
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)38.24
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)37.42

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Switzerland3,809 42.08
China1,308 14.45
Congo, Dem. Rep.864 9.54
Singapore700 7.73
South Africa439 4.85
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa2,727 28.82
Congo, Dem. Rep.1,394 14.73
China1,291 13.64
United Arab Emirates596 6.30
India443 4.68

Zambia Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials372 4.11 2,087 22.06 0.29
Intermediate goods7,694 85.00 2,146 22.68 2.87
Consumer goods794 8.77 2,556 27.01 6.55
Capital goods183 2.02 2,647 27.98 4.08

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Copper unrefined, co ...4,338,129.57
Copper cathodes and ...2,007,640.28
New stamps; stamp-im ...191,518.30
Copper alloys, unwro ...175,987.47
Sulphuric acid; oleu ...171,262.83
Copper ores and conc ...1,071,692.31
Petroleum oils, etc, ...805,415.37
Petroleum oils and o ...434,633.46
Cobalt ores and conc ...198,376.64
Other medicaments of ...173,869.55

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)

2018 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)26,720
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,430.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-218.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-0.81

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