Zambia recorded a trade deficit of 1759 ZMK Million in September of 2018. Balance of Trade in Zambia averaged -100.37 ZMK Million from 2003 until 2018, 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 -1970.00 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 -1888.00 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 -1759.00 -1738.00 1484.00 -2678.00 ZMK Million [+]
Current Account -453.80 -302.70 654.30 -595.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.30 -3.70 7.50 -20.90 percent [+]
Exports 8034.00 8404.00 8692.00 271.00 ZMK Million [+]
Imports 9763.00 11096.00 11096.00 518.00 ZMK Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 2.23 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 47.30 -11.60 1335.70 -281.90 USD Million [+]
External Debt 8419.70 9208.80 9208.80 909.60 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -538.50 14.20 2111.20 -822.70 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1759.00 -1738.00 1484.00 -2678.00 2003 - 2018 ZMK Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1369.00 Dec/18
Australia 1925.00 Nov/18
Brazil 6639.00 Dec/18
Canada -2060.10 Nov/18
China 570.60 Dec/18
Euro Area 18967.90 Nov/18
France -5099.00 Nov/18
Germany 20500.00 Nov/18
India -13080.00 Dec/18
Indonesia -1102.00 Dec/18
Italy 3843.00 Nov/18
Japan -55.29 Dec/18
Mexico -2382.00 Nov/18
Netherlands 6983.00 Nov/18
Russia 18984.00 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 184673.00 Sep/18
Singapore 1943.12 Dec/18
South Africa 3494.40 Nov/18
South Korea 4558.00 Dec/18
Spain -2568800.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 3071.48 Nov/18
Turkey -651.36 Nov/18
United Kingdom -2904.00 Nov/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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