Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2024-01-28
Reporting period: 2002 - 2022
Timeseries: 194 million
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Zambia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESZambiaWorldExportsValue (US$)9,000,946,031.009,364,652,698.0010,606,851,548.009,686,603,339.006,606,513,244.006,379,082,559.928,028,237,070.599,025,993,762.057,039,429,313.977,923,734,126.3410,101,351,858.3211,663,833,374.34
Value Growth, YoY (%)25.004.0413.26-8.67-31.79-3.4425.8512.42-22.0012.5627.4815.46
ImportsValue (US$)7,177,788,168.008,805,152,737.0010,568,228,714.459,792,773,398.717,934,407,098.237,288,208,901.718,002,135,981.469,494,867,776.427,173,033,511.305,284,698,020.066,435,394,516.059,049,907,005.91
Value Growth, YoY (%)34.8922.6720.02-7.33-18.97-8.149.7918.65-24.45-26.3221.7740.62

The value of merchandise exports from Zambia totalled $ 11.6 billion in 2022. Merchandise exports from Zambia increased by 15.4% compared to 2021. Goods exports grew up by $ 1.56 billion in 2022 (the value of merchandise exports from Zambia amounted to $10.1 billion in 2021)

Zambia's exports 2022 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Zambia in 2022:

  • Switzerland with a share of 38% (4.49 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 20% (2.41 billion US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 13.6% (1.59 billion US$)
  • Pitcairn with a share of 12.7% (1.49 billion US$)
  • Equatorial Guinea with a share of 5.44% (635 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 2.29% (268 million US$)
  • Zimbabwe with a share of 2.26% (264 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 1% (116 million US$)
  • Botswana - 62 million US$
  • USA - 53 million US$

Exports structure from Zambia in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 69% (8.1 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 4.27% (498 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 2.81% (328 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.72% (317 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.12% (247 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 2.03% (237 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 1.36% (159 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 1.16% (135 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 1.14% (133 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 1.02% (119 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

What did Zambia export in 2022?

Zambia's Top Exports in 2022:

  • 52% ($6.14 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining
  • 16.1% ($1.88 billion): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 2.59% ($302 million): 2503 - Sulphur of all kinds, other than sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur and colloidal sulphur.
  • 2.57% ($300 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.9% ($222 million): 7202 - Ferro-alloys.
  • 1.28% ($149 million): 2202 - Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
  • 1.14% ($133 million): 2807 - Sulphuric acid; oleum
  • 1.14% ($133 million): 2401 - Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse
  • 1.06% ($124 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers
  • 1.01% ($118 million): 2604 - Nickel ores and concentrates

The value of merchandise imports to Zambia totalled $ 9.04 billion in 2022. Merchandise imports to Zambia increased by 40% compared to 2021. Goods imports grew up by $ 2.61 billion in 2022 (the value of merchandise imports to Zambia was equal to $6.43 billion in 2021)

Zambia's imports 2022 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Zambia in 2022:

  • South Africa with a share of 30% (2.71 billion US$)
  • Equatorial Guinea with a share of 21% (1.92 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 15.5% (1.4 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 7.59% (687 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 7.29% (660 million US$)
  • Pitcairn with a share of 5.05% (457 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.7% (244 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 1.8% (163 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 1.3% (118 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.18% (107 million US$)

Imports structure to Zambia in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.2% (1.2 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.3% (1.02 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 7.64% (692 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 6.31% (571 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.01% (544 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.84% (438 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 4.69% (425 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 4.51% (408 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.17% (377 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 4.12% (373 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products

What did Zambia import in 2022?

Zambia's Top Imports in 2022:

  • 5.32% ($481 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 4.33% ($391 million): 2503 - Sulphur of all kinds, other than sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur and colloidal sulphur.
  • 4.33% ($391 million): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous
  • 4.15% ($375 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates
  • 3.75% ($340 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 2.95% ($267 million): 3105 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg
  • 2.78% ($252 million): 2822 - Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides
  • 2.67% ($241 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale
  • 2.57% ($233 million): 8701 - Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09)
  • 2.33% ($210 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars

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Zambia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022