International Reserves in Zambia
Zambia - International ReservesAfter the economy slipped into a technical recession in Q2 as the pandemic’s fallout battered the trade and construction sectors, available figures hint at a slow recovery so far. The external sector, in particular, seems to have staged a strong comeback as soaring shipments of copper—which accounts for the lion’s share of the country’s exports—combined with rallying prices for the commodity due to upbeat demand from China, translated into a massive increase in export revenues in August–September. Domestically, the private sector PMI continued to crawl higher, hitting a near two-year high in October, albeit still pointing to a deterioration in business conditions. Meanwhile, in late October, S&P Global Ratings cut the country’s credit rating from CCC- to selective default, after the government missed an interest payment and announced the suspension of debt service to external creditors. The country is headed to become the region’s first pandemic-era sovereign defaulter.
Zambia - International Reserves Data
|International Reserves (USD)||3.0||2.4||2.1||1.6||1.4|
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Zambia International Reserves Chart
Source: IMF and FocusEconomics calculations
|Bond Yield||33.00||0.0 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||14.09||0.0 %||Jan 01|
|Stock Market||0.3||0.0 %||Jan 06|
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