Factsheet : Zambia

Official Title:
Republic of Zambia


General Information

Capital: Lusaka
Population (million): 16.212
Total Area: 752,614km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4056.47 Kwacha (ZMK)(2015- 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:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly

Head of State:
President Edgar LUNGU

Head of Government:
President Edgar LUNGU

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Harry KALABA
Commerce, Trade & Industry: Margaret MWANAKATWE
Finance: Alexander Chikwanda

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:
2016 (presidential and legislative)


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Zambia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 27.99 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 1726.45 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.64 1.18
Inflation: (%) 10.11 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $41,483,027
Canadian imports from country: $2,989,517
FDI in Canada: $ million (2014)
CDI in Zambia: $ million (2014)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Acting High Commissioner Musata Kaunda Banda

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Alexandre Lévesque


April 2016
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
2011 $32,670,510 $1,413,349
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 $2,989,517
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Zambia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $254,187 $83,264
02 Veg. Prod. $1,871,000 $7,763
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $12
04 Food Prod. $63 $91
05 Mineral Prod. $1,865 $374
06 Chemical Prod. $6,634,732 $2
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $215,753 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,321 $10,600
09 Wood Prod. $873 $3,680
10 Paper Prod. $6,420 $29
11 Textiles Prod. $773,651 $1,984
12 Dress Access. $6,982 $13,913
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $60,784 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $70 $1,519,025
15 Base Metal Prod. $5,149,274 $1,326,760
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $24,020,528 $9,437
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,149,941 $62
18 Specialized Inst. $210,701 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $9,903 $37
21 Antiques $ $12,484