Zambia Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 8,158
No. Of products 1,729
No. Of partners 109
Imports (in US$ Mil) 8,774
No. Of products 3,901
No. Of partners 179

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.29
Index of export market penetration1.61
World Growth1.50
Country Growth2.54

Service Indicators 2017

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,524,693,994.21
Service exports (BoP, current US$)864,940,286.95
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)36.31
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)35.16

Zambia top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Switzerland3,633 44.54
China1,330 16.30
Congo, Dem. Rep.544 6.67
Singapore495 6.07
South Africa454 5.56
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa2,457 28.00
Congo, Dem. Rep.1,804 20.57
China1,121 12.77
United Arab Emirates468 5.33
Kuwait467 5.32

Zambia Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials440 5.39 1,802 20.54 0.37
Intermediate goods7,010 85.93 2,751 31.35 2.21
Consumer goods562 6.89 2,173 24.77 8.49
Capital goods139 1.71 2,021 23.04 2.78

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Copper unrefined, co ...3,623,067.43
Copper cathodes and ...1,900,555.64
Refined copper produ ...397,839.63
Cobalt oxides and hy ...150,826.98
Copper alloys, unwro ...149,248.54
Copper ores and conc ...843,194.58
Cobalt oxides and hy ...712,826.73
Petroleum oils, etc, ...695,166.85
Petroleum oils and o ...429,875.74
Mineral or chemical ...193,764.95

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Zambia

Tariffs 2015

No. Of Tariff Agreement 3
Simple Average (%) 10.64
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 6,312,290.49
Maximum Rate (%) 30
Weighted Average (%) 3.95
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 43.31

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)

2017 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)25,868
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,290.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-296.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-1.15

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank85
Trading Across Borders Rank150

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2017 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.43
LPI Rank114