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: South Africa, United Kingdom, and Zambia
Top 3 Exported Goods: Precious Stones & Metals, Tobacco, 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 $) $24 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.808% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $1,700 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 132/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 24411.031% (2007)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $7,713 million (2012)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 35.3% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 572.936% (2007)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.648% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-424,427,789 (1994)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 7,085,750 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 64.8% (2004)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 9.3% (2004)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 15.3% (2004)
Unemployment Rate 4% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $7,827 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,856 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 65.745% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $400 million (2012)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $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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