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Country At A Glance

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Map of Zambia

Country Facts

Nominal GDP21.12 Billion USD
Population15.50 Million
Total Trade/GDP92.11%
CurrencyZambian Kwacha (ZMW)
Merchandise Imports from Canada41.48 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment65 Million CAD
Main importsCapital Goods, Manufactured Goods, Fuels, Food, Beverage & Tobacco

EDC in Zambia

Canadian companies assisted7
International buyers insured2
Business volume0.65 Million CAD

Business Environment

Zambia enjoys relative political stability. Mining (copper) and agriculture are key components of the economy, with private consumption growing also over the last years. Business environment is favourable and has attracted foreign direct investment. The country has substantial mining reserves, which will contribute to economic growth in the coming years. The country is a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). Canada has a limited trade relationship with Zambia.

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Mining & Metals
  • Power

How we can support your business

Through our representation in Johannesburg, South Africa, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Zambia. Our market experts have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in several sectors as well as a network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
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