Zambia Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.

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Zambia monthly trade data

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 6,983
No. Of products 1,810
No. Of partners 104
Imports (in US$ Mil) 8,420
No. Of products 3,940
No. Of partners 168

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.13
Index of export market penetration1.75
World Growth-6.47
Country Growth-9.84

Service Indicators

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
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(%)
Switzerland3,091 44.26
China1,009 14.45
Singapore545 7.81
South Africa534 7.65
Congo, Dem. Rep.523 7.48
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa2,604 30.92
Congo, Dem. Rep.947 11.24
China689 8.18
Mauritius475 5.64
Kenya412 4.89

Zambia Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials505 7.23 1,341 15.93 0.37
Intermediate goods5,881 84.21 2,080 24.70 2.21
Consumer goods420 6.02 2,755 32.72 8.49
Capital goods169 2.42 2,237 26.57 2.78

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Copper cathodes and ...3,037,057.60
Refined copper produ ...1,231,232.94
Copper unrefined, co ...642,970.35
Copper alloys, unwro ...176,403.06
Maize (excl. seed)170,760.82
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,091,856.63
Petroleum oils and o ...394,424.58
Copper ores and conc ...377,940.63
Cobalt oxides and hy ...281,872.64
New pneumatic tyres, ...234,838.68

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)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)19,551
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,300.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

Doing Business

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

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2016 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.43
LPI Rank114