Zambia is the 83rd largest export economy in the world and the 78th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, Zambia exported $9.7B and imported $8.5B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $1.21B. In 2017 the GDP of Zambia was $25.9B and its GDP per capita was $4.02k.

The top exports of Zambia are Raw Copper ($4.59B), Refined Copper ($2.64B), Cobalt ($233M), Raw Tobacco ($189M) and Postage Stamps ($144M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Copper Ore ($820M), Cobalt Oxides and Hydroxides ($712M), Refined Petroleum ($649M), Crude Petroleum ($389M) and Nitrogenous Fertilizers ($228M).

The top export destinations of Zambia are Switzerland ($3.64B), China ($1.45B), India ($924M), South Africa ($711M) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($497M). The top import origins are South Africa ($2.61B), the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($1.78B), China ($1.18B), Kuwait ($423M) and the United Arab Emirates ($313M).

Zambia borders Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.


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