Exports in Zambia

Zambia Exports (%) | Economic News & Forecasts

Zambia - Exports (percent change)

Growth likely remained lackluster in the first quarter of the year, as exports fell sharply in Q1 on lower copper sales, while private sector activity continued to deteriorate in April on adverse weather conditions and money shortages. Compounding matters, Zambia’s macroeconomic stability remains precarious as the government struggles to service a soaring debt burden amid dwindling foreign exchange reserves. The kwacha’s depreciation since the start of the year has pushed up interest costs on external arrears. This, coupled with the recent climb in yields on government bonds, has diverted funds away from social programs and transfers to local authorities, weighing on households and businesses. In a bid to curb the escalation of debt, the country has delayed the receipt of USD 2.6 billion worth of loans.

Zambia - Exports (%) Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Exports (annual variation in %)11.0  -8.7  -27.3  -7.6  25.0  

Sample Report

5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.


Zambia Exports (%) Chart

Zambia Exports
Note: Exports in USD bn.
Source: Central Statistical Office

Zambia Facts

Bond Yield29.000.0 %Jun 14
Exchange Rate13.110.0 %Jun 14
Stock Market0.30.0 %Jun 13

Sample Report

Get a sample report showing our regional, country and commodities data and analysis.


Request a Trial

Start working with the reports used by the world’s major financial institutions, multinational enterprises & government agencies now. Click on the button below to get started.

Sign Up

Economic News

    Search form