Industry in Zambia

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Zambia - Industry

The economy likely lost traction in the third quarter. While exports picked up in August, imports accelerated at a markedly swifter pace in the month. Thus, the external sector likely dragged on growth more severely in Q3 compared to the previous quarter. Moreover, private sector activity contracted more sharply in September than in August, reflected by a further drop in the PMI below the critical 50-point threshold which separates improvement from deterioration in business conditions. After some mining companies abandoned expansion plans over the government’s proposal to introduce new mining duties and higher royalties to help reduce the escalating debt burden, which could lead to lower copper output, the Finance Ministry announced on 7 October that it was open to dialogue with mining companies over the change in the tax regime.

Zambia - Industry Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Industrial Production (annual variation in %)3.9  1.9  0.2  2.5  -     

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Zambia Industry
Note: Industrial production, annual variation in %.
Source: Central Statistical Office

Zambia Facts

Bond Yield26.000.0 %Oct 16
Exchange Rate11.780.0 %Oct 22
Stock Market0.40.0 %Oct 11

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