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About

China-Zambia In 2021, China exported $951M to Zambia. The main products that China exported to Zambia are Tractors ($50.7M), Rubber Tires ($38.3M), and Stone Processing Machines ($27.5M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Zambia have increased at an annualized rate of 16%, from $20.2M in 1995 to $951M in 2021.

In 2021, China did not export any services to Zambia.

Zambia-China In 2021, Zambia exported $2.26B to China. The main products that Zambia exported to China were Raw Copper ($1.64B), Refined Copper ($340M), and Other Stone Articles ($64.2M). During the last 26 years the exports of Zambia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 31.8%, from $1.73M in 1995 to $2.26B in 2021.

In 2021, Zambia did not export any services to China.

Comparison In 2021,  China ranked 25 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.07), and 1 in total exports ($3.34T). That same year, Zambia ranked 96 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.74), and 86 in total exports ($13.4B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, China exported $951M to Zambia. The main products exported from China to Zambia were Tractors ($50.7M), Rubber Tires ($38.3M), and Stone Processing Machines ($27.5M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Zambia have increased at an annualized rate of 16%, from $20.2M in 1995 to $951M in 2021.

In 2021, Zambia exported $2.26B to China. The main products exported from Zambia to China were Raw Copper ($1.64B), Refined Copper ($340M), and Other Stone Articles ($64.2M). During the last 26 years the exports of Zambia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 31.8%, from $1.73M in 1995 to $2.26B in 2021.

Exports from China (Flag) to Zambia (Flag) (2021)

Exports from Zambia (Flag) to China (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
China
Top Destination
United States$530B
Zambia
Top Destination
Switzerland$4.7B

This map shows whether countries import more from China or Zambia. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from China and Zambia or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2021, countries that imported more from China than Zambia were United States ($530B), Hong Kong ($323B), and Japan ($168B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from Zambia than China were Tokelau ($202).

Difference in imports from Zambia (Flag) and China (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage China - Zambia

Flow
Scale

This chart compares trade between China and Zambia by product, considering products traded by both, China and Zambia.

During 2021, China had a large net trade with Zambia in the exports of Machines ($289M), Metals ($154M), and Transportation ($114M).

During 2021, Zambia had a large net trade with China in the exports of Metals ($2.03B), Mineral Products ($93.8M), and Stone And Glass ($64.2M).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Zambia. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Zambia has comparative advantage over China.

Product Space of China (Flag) and Zambia (Flag) (2021)

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