Zambia Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Zambia › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Zambian Kwacha, ZMK
Year of data: 2014 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 35
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 14,638,505 ; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 752,618 sq km ; land: 743,398 sq km ; water: 9,220 sq km
Natural Resources: copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower
Capital: name: Lusaka ; geographic coordinates: 15 25 S, 28 17 E ; time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Zambia's economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth in 2005-13 more than 6% per year. Privatization of government-owned copper mines in the 1990s relieved the government from covering mammoth losses generated by the industry and greatly increased copper mining output and profitability to spur economic growth. Copper output has increased steadily since 2004, due to higher copper prices and foreign investment. Zambia's dependency on copper makes it vulnerable to depressed commodity prices, but record high copper prices and a bumper maize crop in 2010 helped Zambia rebound quickly from the world economic slowdown that began in 2008. Zambia has made some strides to improve the ease of doing business. Regulatory changes by the current government in 2012-2013 included Statutory Instruments (SI) Number 33 (mandating use of the kwacha for domestic transactions) and SI Number 55 (monitoring foreign exchange transactions). Along with problems of fiscal management and weakening global copper prices, these SI's were perceived as undermining confidence in Zambia's economy and currency, leading to sharp depreciation of the kwacha in March 2014. In response, the Minister of Finance revoked SI 33 and 55 in late March 2014. Despite a strong economy, poverty remains a significant problem in Zambia, made worse by a high birth rate, relatively high HIV/AIDS burden, and by market distorting agricultural policies.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Zambia in year 2014 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 6.47 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)ZMK 166.474 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 25.611 Billion
GDP Deflator 132.748 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)ZMK 8,348.68 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)ZMK 11,082.73 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 1,705.04
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 61.786 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 4,113.33
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.058 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 2.694
Investment (% of GDP) 31.855 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 33.75 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 141.764 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 8 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 146.562 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 8.5 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) -1.475 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) -1.475 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 8.472 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 8.472 %
Population 15.021 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)ZMK 31.604 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 18.985 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)ZMK 40.222 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 24.161 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)ZMK -8.617 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -5.176 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesZMK 166.474 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ 0.485 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) 1.895 %
Economic Indicators for Zambia 2014

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK 125.406 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is 6.47 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK 166.474 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Zambia in year 2014 is US$ 25.611 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Zambia in year 2014 is 132.748 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK 8,348.68 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK 11,082.73 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Zambia in year 2014 is US$ 1,705.04 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Zambia in year 2014 is US$ 61.786 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Zambia in year 2014 is US$ 4,113.33 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Zambia in year 2014 is 0.058 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Zambia in year 2014 is 2.694 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Zambia in year 2014 is 31.855 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Zambia in year 2014 is 33.75 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Zambia in year 2014 is 141.764 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Zambia in year 2014 is 8 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Zambia in year 2014 is 146.562 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Zambia in year 2014 is 8.5 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Zambia in year 2014 is -1.475 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Zambia in year 2014 is -1.475 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Zambia in year 2014 is 8.472 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Zambia in year 2014 is 8.472 %.

Population for Zambia in year 2014 is 15.021 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK 31.604 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Zambia in year 2014 is 18.985 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK 40.222 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Zambia in year 2014 is 24.161 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK -8.617 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Zambia in year 2014 is -5.176 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Zambia in year 2014 is ZMK 166.474 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Zambia in year 2014 is US$ 0.485 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Zambia in year 2014 is 1.895 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Zambia
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Zambia
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Zambia
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Zambia
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Zambia
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Zambia
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Zambia
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Zambia
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Zambia
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Zambia
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Zambia
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Zambia
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Zambia
  Labor Force by Occupation for Zambia
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Zambia
  National Budget and Public Debt for Zambia
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Zambia
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Zambia
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Zambia
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Zambia
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Zambia
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Zambia
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Zambia
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Zambia
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Zambia
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Zambia
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Zambia
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Zambia
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Zambia
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Zambia
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Zambia
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Zambia
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Zambia
Indicators
  Number of Internet Users for Zambia
  Internet Penetration Rate for Zambia
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Zambia
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Zambia
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Zambia
Indicators
  Economic Freedom World Rank for Zambia
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Zambia
  Business Freedom for Zambia
  Trade Freedom for Zambia
  Fiscal Freedom for Zambia
  Government Spending for Zambia
  Monetary Freedom for Zambia
  Investment Freedom for Zambia
  Financial Freedom for Zambia
  Property Rights for Zambia
  Freedom from Corruption for Zambia
  Labor Freedom for Zambia
  Tariff Rate for Zambia
  Income Tax Rate for Zambia
  Corporate Tax Rate for Zambia
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Zambia
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Zambia
* Source: HFO
Corruption Perceptions Index Rank and Score for Zambia
Indicator
  Corruption Perceptions Index Rank and Score for Zambia
* Source: TIO
Zambia Economic Indicators in other Years
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International