Overview: In 2018 Zambia was the number 105 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 83 in total exports, the number 108 in total imports, and the number 103 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Zambia exported $11.4B and imported $9.13B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $2.32B. In 2018, Zambia's exports per capita were $660 and its imports per capita were $526.
Trade: The top exports of Zambia are Raw Copper ($5.42B), Refined Copper ($3.06B), Cobalt ($249M), Postage Stamps ($244M), and Raw Tobacco ($181M). The top imports of Zambia are Copper Ore ($1.04B), Refined Petroleum ($701M), Crude Petroleum ($383M), Delivery Trucks ($243M), and Nitrogenous Fertilizers ($200M).
Destinations: Zambia exports mostly to Switzerland ($3.81B), China ($1.48B), South Africa ($1.45B), Democratic Republic of the Congo ($819M), and Singapore ($569M), and imports mostly from South Africa ($2.77B), Democratic Republic of the Congo ($1.36B), China ($1.22B), United Arab Emirates ($589M), and India ($420M).
Location: Zambia borders Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe by land.