Zimbabwe: Economy

Economic Trivia

Zimbabwe is ranked as the fastest growing market in Africa.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): South Africa, Singapore, and Mozambique
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Tobacco, Precious Stones & Metals, and Ores

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Mining (Coal, Gold, Platinum, Copper, Nickel, Tin, Diamonds, Clay, Numerous Metallic and Nonmetallic Ores); Steel; Wood Products; Cement

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $27,984,877,195 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.073% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,794 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 128/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -2.399% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $10,570,371,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 32.8% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 572.936% (2007)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.916% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($424,427,789) (1994)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 7,721,545 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 65.8% (2011)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 9.1% (2011)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 25% (2011)
Unemployment Rate 5.4% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $6,773,664,263 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,646,206,064 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 51.164% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $421,000,000 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $353,097,491 (1994)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Zimbabwe’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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