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Fact Sheet

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Zambia

Official Title:
Republic of Zambia


General Information

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
2009 $11,027,541 $809,749
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
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Zambia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $177,324 $77,756
02 Veg. Prod. $ $81,645
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $31
05 Mineral Prod. $1,468 $332
06 Chemical Prod. $1,795,302 $749
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $500,004 $45,545
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $12,120 $53
09 Wood Prod. $1 $5,940
10 Paper Prod. $5,216 $3,173
11 Textiles Prod. $586,388 $36
12 Dress Access. $27,963 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $127,694 $16,338
14 Precious Metals/stones $15,328 $537,986
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,033,521 $952,329
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $20,951,184 $631,419
17 Vehicles and Equip. $605,152 $346,369
18 Specialized Inst. $200,742 $24,162
19 Arms & Ammunition $8,948 $
20 Misc. Articles $43,295 $4,651
21 Antiques $ $49,632

Capital: Lusaka
Population (million): 14.539
Total Area: 752,614km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5025.91 Kwacha (ZMK)(2013)
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 Michael Chilufya Sata

Head of Government:
President Michael Chilufya Sata

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Harry KALABA
Commerce, Trade & Industry: Robert SICHINGA
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Zambia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 23.08 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 1587.1 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.04 2.01
Inflation: (%) 6.98 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $26,441,761
Canadian imports from country: $2,778,284
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 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-05-17