General information

Capital: Lusaka

Currency unit: New Zambian kwacha

Official language: English

Area: 752,610 km²

Population in million: 17.1 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,510 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 4,050 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 74.8 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.0 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 41.5 %

Life expectancy at birth: 61.9 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 85 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 25.81 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 7.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 35.7 

Services value added of GDP: 52.8 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 5.56 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 3.95 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Hydraulic cements (0.88 %)
Sulphuric acid (0.79 %)
Precious and semi-precious stones (0.59 %)
Bases for electric control or the distribution of electricity (0.39 %)
Cobalt oxides and hydroxides (0.39 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Unmanufactured tobacco (2.29 %)
Cane or beet sugar (1.79 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (1.14 %)
Maize (0.94 %)
Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages. (0.33 %)

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