Factsheet : Zambia

Official Title:
Republic of Zambia


General Information

Capital: Lusaka
Population (million): 16.72
Total Area: 752,614km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3908.16533 Kwacha (ZMK) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 24 October, Independence Day
Language(s): English, Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, other indigenous languages


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term). Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (164 members)

Head of State:
President Edgar Lungu

Head of Government:
President Edgar Lungu

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Harry Kalaba
Commerce, Trade and Industry: Margaret Mwanakatwe
Finance: Felix Mutati

Main Political Parties:
Patriotic Front (PF) ,Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), United Party for National Development (UPND), United National Independence Party (UNIP, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD), United Liberal Party, National Democratic Focus

Elections:
Last: 2016 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2021 (presidential and legislative).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Zambia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 28.24 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 1,689.36 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.97 1.43
Inflation: (%) 17.9 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $18,702,321
Canadian imports from country: $1,212,607
FDI in Canada: $ million (2015)
CDI in Zambia: $65 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant


April 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Zambia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $33,117,784 $2,767,039
2013 $26,441,761 $2,799,738
2014 $26,396,409 $2,354,577
2015 $41,483,027 $2,913,012
2016 $18,702,321 $1,212,607
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Zambia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $212,064 $94,824
02 Veg. Prod. $ $5,511
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $108
05 Mineral Prod. $1,160 $962
06 Chemical Prod. $3,046,834 $233
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $239,491 $542
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $16,376 $16,337
09 Wood Prod. $77 $803
10 Paper Prod. $1,979 $2,267
11 Textiles Prod. $780,735 $
12 Dress Access. $23,658 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $73,402 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $133 $318,393
15 Base Metal Prod. $300,701 $641,878
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $12,691,217 $113,331
17 Vehicles and Equip. $448,963 $17
18 Specialized Inst. $157,481 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $12,149 $
21 Antiques $ $17,401