Market profile

Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that shares borders with eight other countries. It has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with an average growth rate of six per cent in the last decade.Zambia is endowed with massive reserves of copper, 40 per cent of the water resources in Southern Africa, a vast amount of arable land and a young population, which strategically positions it as a food basket of the region. Despite the abundant resources, the economy remains heavily reliant on copper for export and fiscal revenues.

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  • Imports from Zambia A$12 million
  • Exports to Zambia A$35 million
  • Capital Lusaka
  • Official Language English
  • Area 753,000 sq km
  • Population 16.2 million

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Trade and Economic Fact Sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Zambia and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travelers and tourists going to Zambia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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