Imports in Zambia

Zambia Imports (%) | Economic News & Forecasts

Zambia - Imports (percent change)

The economy likely fell into recession in Q2 due to the Covid-19 fallout, after recently released GDP data revealed that output contracted in Q1 on a shrinking wholesale and retail trade sector. Domestically, containment measures likely hammered demand, while goods exports plunged in Q2. Turning to Q3, conditions are likely still downbeat. Although merchandise exports rebounded vigorously in July after nearly two full years of decline, the private sector PMI slipped in August and remained deep in contractionary mode—signaling that the recovery might be running out of steam. In other news, President Edgar Lungu abruptly fired Central Bank governor Denny Kalyalya in late August, raising concerns over central bank independence and uncertainty regarding talks with the IMF for a much-needed loan program.

Zambia - Imports (%) Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Imports (annual variation in %)-16.0  -12.5  15.2  17.4  -23.7  

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Zambia Imports
Note: Imports in USD bn.
Source: Central Statistical Office

Zambia Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield33.000.0 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate14.090.0 %Jan 01
Stock Market0.30.0 %Jan 06

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