Zambia recorded a trade surplus of 754 ZMK Million in March of 2019. Balance of Trade in Zambia averaged -55.21 ZMK Million from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1484 ZMK Million in January of 2011 and a record low of -2678 ZMK Million in October of 2015.

Balance of Trade in Zambia is expected to be 250.00 ZMK Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Zambia to stand at 150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zambia Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -300.00 ZMK Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Zambia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 754.00 -309.00 1484.00 -2678.00 ZMK Million [+]
Current Account -328.10 160.80 654.30 -564.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.30 -3.70 7.50 -20.90 percent [+]
Imports 7019.00 7294.80 9763.00 518.00 ZMK Million [+]
Exports 7773.00 6985.80 8916.00 271.00 ZMK Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.66 0.00 2.23 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 125.30 9.40 1335.70 -281.90 USD Million [+]
External Debt 8419.70 9208.80 9208.80 909.60 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -63.90 -355.20 2111.20 -902.70 USD Million [+]

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Zambia Balance of Trade

Zambia’s trade surpluses are the result of copper exports. Zambia also exports: sugar, tobacco, gemstones and cotton. Zambia is a net importer of fuel and machinery. Zambia’s main trading partner is China followed by South Africa and Congo-Kinshasa. This page provides the latest reported value for - Zambia Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Zambia Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
754.00 -309.00 1484.00 -2678.00 2003 - 2019 ZMK Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1131.00 Apr/19
Australia 4949.00 Mar/19
Brazil 6060.00 Apr/19
Canada -3211.20 Mar/19
China 138.34 Apr/19
Euro Area 22532.90 Mar/19
France -5324.00 Mar/19
Germany 22683.00 Mar/19
India -15330.00 Apr/19
Indonesia -2501.90 Apr/19
Italy 4625.00 Mar/19
Japan 60.40 Apr/19
Mexico 1370.00 Apr/19
Netherlands 5330.00 Mar/19
Russia 15537.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 2782.79 Apr/19
South Africa 5004.63 Mar/19
South Korea 4120.00 Apr/19
Spain -2352600.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 2494.00 Mar/19
Turkey -2136.73 Mar/19
United Kingdom -5408.00 Mar/19
United States -50000.00 Mar/19


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