Zambia recorded a trade surplus of 938 ZMK Million in January of 2019. Balance of Trade in Zambia averaged -58.09 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 -1851.00 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 -1896.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zambia Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -1894.00 ZMK Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Zambia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 938.00 -543.90 1484.00 -2678.00 ZMK Million [+]
Current Account -277.50 -290.30 654.30 -564.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.30 -3.70 7.50 -20.90 percent [+]
Exports 8373.60 8916.00 8916.00 271.00 ZMK Million [+]
Imports 7435.60 9459.00 9763.00 518.00 ZMK Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.66 0.00 2.23 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 310.40 336.60 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
938.00 -543.90 1484.00 -2678.00 2003 - 2019 ZMK Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 372.00 Jan/19
Australia 4549.00 Jan/19
Brazil 3670.00 Feb/19
Canada -4593.40 Dec/18
China 41.18 Feb/19
Euro Area 1547.90 Jan/19
France -4195.00 Jan/19
Germany 14500.00 Jan/19
India -9600.00 Feb/19
Indonesia 329.50 Feb/19
Italy 321.80 Jan/19
Japan 339.00 Feb/19
Mexico -4809.60 Jan/19
Netherlands 2868.00 Jan/19
Russia 13368.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia 184673.00 Sep/18
Singapore 5198.50 Feb/19
South Africa -13082.76 Jan/19
South Korea 3098.00 Feb/19
Spain -3247399.00 Dec/18
Switzerland 2037.56 Feb/19
Turkey -2503.45 Jan/19
United Kingdom -3825.00 Jan/19
United States -59769.00 Dec/18


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