General information

Capital: Lusaka

Currency unit: New Zambian kwacha

Official language: English

Area: 743,390 km²

Population in million: 17,351,800.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,540 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 4,224 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 75.2 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.9 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 40.4 %

Life expectancy at birth: 63.0 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 87 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 26,720,100,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 2.6 

Industry value added of GDP: 36.3 

Services value added of GDP: 6.8 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 9,707,160.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 8,495,400.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Hydraulic cements (0.87 %)
Sulphuric acid (0.78 %)
Precious and semi-precious stones (0.44 %)
Bases for electric control or the distribution of electricity (0.39 %)
Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides (0.39 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Unmanufactured tobacco (2.28 %)
Cane or beet sugar (1.78 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (1.14 %)
Maize (0.94 %)
Ethyl alcohol, undenatured; of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80% volume; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages (0.33 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Zambia: 94
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness94
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Zambia: 65
              Products competitiveness
              Zambia: 77

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Zambia: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Zambia: 561
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Zambia: >2,000