Zimbabwe recorded a trade deficit of 223.70 USD Million in September of 2018. Balance of Trade in Zimbabwe averaged -254.83 USD Million from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 293 USD Million in December of 2000 and a record low of -3957.75 USD Million in December of 2009.

Balance of Trade in Zimbabwe is expected to be -264.81 USD 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 Zimbabwe to stand at -275.58 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Zimbabwe Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -285.49 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Zimbabwe Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -223.70 -127.20 293.00 -3957.75 USD Million [+]
Current Account -240.50 -591.30 698.00 -3432.23 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.60 -9.20 1.60 -29.80 percent [+]
Imports 577.10 576.50 6207.50 340.69 USD Million [+]
Exports 353.40 449.30 2496.00 143.87 USD Million [+]
External Debt 11299.00 10960.00 11299.00 3422.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.20 0.41 3.74 0.20 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2422930.00 2167686.00 2508255.00 237668.00 [+]

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Zimbabwe Balance of Trade

In recent years, Zimbabwe has run systemic trade deficits due to decline in exports. Zimbabwe is a net importer of fuel and capital goods. Main export is tobacco (23 percent of total exports). Others include nickel (20 percent), diamonds and platinum. Zimbabwe’s main trading partners are South Africa and China. This page provides - Zimbabwe Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Zimbabwe 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
-223.70 -127.20 293.00 -3957.75 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 979.00 Nov/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 -737.30 Nov/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 -3836500.00 Oct/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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