Zambia - Foreign trade



Mineral commodities account for about 90% of exports, led by copper and cobalt. Other export commodities include zinc, lead, and tobacco. Leading imports are machinery, transportation equipment, foodstuffs, fuels, petroleum products, electricity, and fertilizer.

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Zambia

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
South Africa 1,376 2,264 -888
United Kingdom 441 283 158
Malawi 241 n.a. n.a.
Switzerland 219 15 204
Democratic Republic of the Congo 142   8 134
Italy 84 22 62
Tanzania 78 193 -115
Zimbabwe 57 296 -239
India 34 230 -196
United States 34 171 -137
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