Monday September 23 2019
Zambia Population at 17.35 million

The total population in Zambia was estimated at 17.4 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures.

Sunday September 22 2019
Zambia - Credit Rating at 33.75

Standard & Poor's credit rating for Zambia stands at CCC+ with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Zambia was last set at Caa2 with negative outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Zambia was last reported at CCC with negative outlook.

Saturday September 21 2019
Zambia Interest Rate at 10.25 percent

The benchmark interest rate in Zambia was last recorded at 10.25 percent.

Tuesday September 17 2019
Zambia Inflation Rate at 9.30 percent

Zambia's annual inflation rate soared to 9.3 percent in August 2019 from 8.8 percent in the previous month. This is the highest inflation rate since October 2016, mainly due rising food prices (10.3 percent vs 9.3 percent in July), amid the worst drought in almost four decades. In this regard, the Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo announced on 25th August, the introduction of a cap on the price of maize to keep the staple food affordable, after prices have reached a record high this year. This sparked farmers’ protests accusing the government of bringing back price controls. On the other hand, inflation remained steady for non-food items (at 8.3 percent). Month-on-month, consumer prices inched up 0.7 percent, after a 0.5 percent gain in the prior month.

Monday September 16 2019
Zambia Unemployment Rate at 7.79 percent

Unemployment Rate in Zambia increased to 7.79 percent in 2017 from 7.78 percent in 2016.

Monday September 16 2019
Zambia GDP Annual Growth Rate at 3.70 percent

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Zambia expanded 3.70 percent in 2018 from the previous year.

Wednesday September 04 2019
Zambia Composite PMI at 46.00

The Stanbic Bank Zambia rose to 46.0 in August 2019 from 44.4 in the previous month, signalling a sixth successive monthly deterioration in the country's business conditions but at a softer pace. Output, employment and purchasing activity decreased less. However, new orders fell steeply, amid a lack of money and low customer numbers. Despite the reduction in operating capacity, companies were still able to work through outstanding business, which led backlogs to decline for the fourteenth month running. On the price front, overall input costs increased at the slowest pace since April. Also, output prices increased the least in four months, as firms offered discounts as part of efforts to attract clients. Looking ahead, business sentiment remained positive, on hopes of an improvement in business conditions.

Saturday August 31 2019
Zambia Cpi Housing Utilities at 244.20 Index Points

Cpi Housing Utilities in Zambia decreased to 244.20 Index Points in August from 244.55 Index Points in July of 2019.

Saturday August 31 2019
Zambia Money Supply M3 at 63668561.19 ZMK Million

Money Supply M3 in Zambia decreased to 63668561.19 ZMK Million in July from 63736175 ZMK Million in June of 2019.

Saturday August 31 2019
Zambia CPI Transportation at 276.77 Index Points

The transportation sub-index of the CPI basket in Zambia increased to 276.77 Index Points in August of 2019 from 275.91 Index Points in July of 2019.