Zambia recorded a trade surplus of 8096.80 ZMK Million in February of 2021. source: Central Statistical Office, Zambia

Balance of Trade in Zambia averaged 250.40 ZMK Million from 2003 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 9319.70 ZMK Million in January of 2021 and a record low of -2678 ZMK Million in October of 2015. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Zambia is expected to be 9080.00 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 8100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zambia Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 7300.00 ZMK Million in 2022 and 7200.00 ZMK Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Zambia Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8096.80 9319.70 9319.70 -2678.00 2003 - 2021 ZMK Million Monthly

Zambia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 8096.80 9319.70 9319.70 -2678.00 ZMK Million [+]
Current Account 528.10 682.10 682.10 -564.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.00 -1.30 7.50 -20.90 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 13089.00 11585.00 13089.00 518.00 ZMK Million [+]
Exports 20005.00 21744.00 21744.00 271.00 ZMK Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.15 0.31 2.23 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 380.60 148.40 1335.70 -281.90 USD Million [+]
External Debt 16445.00 15049.10 16445.00 909.60 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows 870.30 439.00 2111.20 -902.70 USD Million [+]

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.