Factsheet : Zambia

Official Title:
Republic of Zambia


General Information

Capital: Lusaka
Population (million): 15.021
Total Area: 752,614km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4688.66 Kwacha (ZMK)(2014)
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 Edward LUNGU

Head of Government:
President Edward 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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Zambia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 29.55 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 1967.45 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.42 2.53
Inflation: (%) 7.94 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $26,368,650
Canadian imports from country: $2,331,177
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Zambia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Bobby Mbunji Samakai

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Alexandre Lévesque


August 2015
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.
5-year trade
Canada - Zambia
Year Exports Imports
2010 $28,602,522 $1,347,644
2011 $32,670,510 $1,413,349
2012 $33,117,784 $2,767,039
2013 $26,441,761 $2,778,284
2014 $26,368,650 $2,331,177
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Zambia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $322,557 $35,863
02 Veg. Prod. $5,405 $2,708
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $10,248
04 Food Prod. $2,174 $170
05 Mineral Prod. $2,978 $113
06 Chemical Prod. $3,240,633 $159
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $470,830 $5,460
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,855 $
09 Wood Prod. $610 $1,307
10 Paper Prod. $5,001 $20,183
11 Textiles Prod. $360,242 $
12 Dress Access. $142,968 $27
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $126,390 $1,767
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $628,952
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,312,505 $1,463,068
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $17,724,096 $103,014
17 Vehicles and Equip. $142,960 $46,257
18 Specialized Inst. $719,638 $1,077
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $4,171 $1,192
21 Antiques $ $9,612