Top Zambia Exports 2017
Zambia shipped US$8.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -23.3% since 2013 and up by 26.5% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Switzerland

Zambia's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$3.6 billion or 44.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $3.5 billion
  2. Inorganic chemicals: $90 million
  3. Tobacco: $17.5 million
  4. Books, newspapers, pictures: $4.5 million
  5. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $1.5 million
  6. Vegetable products: $1.2 million
  7. Zinc: $1.1 million
  8. Lead: $1.1 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $892,000
10. Cotton: $580,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to China

Zambia's exports to China amounted to
$1.3 billion or 16.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $1.3 billion
  2. Tobacco: $24.6 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $16.1 million
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $4.1 million
  5. Cotton: $3.1 million
  6. Wood: $3.1 million
  7. Raw hides excluding furskins: $2.1 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $1.5 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.1 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $1 million
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Congo

Zambia's exports to Democratic Rep. Congo equaled $530.6 million or 6.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Inorganic chemicals: $87.9 million
  2. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $72.5 million
  3. Sugar: $64.4 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $38.2 million
  5. Machinery: $31.3 million
  6. Beverages: $30.3 million
  7. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $27.6 million
  8. Explosives, pyrotechnics: $20.5 million
  9. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $17.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $16.9 million
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Singapore

Zambia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$494.9 million or 6.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $462.8 million
  2. Stone, plaster, cement: $21 million
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $5.6 million
  4. Vegetable products: $1.8 million
  5. Cotton: $1.4 million
  6. Zinc: $1.1 million
  7. Coffee, tea, spices: $646,000
  8. Electronic equipment: $525,000
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $27,000
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $12,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to South Africa

Zambia's exports to South Africa amounted to
$452.4 million or 5.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $95 million
  2. Copper: $90 million
  3. Inorganic chemicals: $64.5 million
  4. Other base metals: $36.2 million
  5. Cotton: $28.5 million
  6. Machinery: $27.7 million
  7. Iron and steel: $23.5 million
  8. Food waste, animal fodder: $20.6 million
  9. Oil seed: $12.7 million
10. Electronic equipment: $12.5 million
Top 10 Zambian Exports to the UAE

Zambia's exports to United Arab Emirates equaled
$293.2 million or 3.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $170.2 million
  2. Other base metals: $86.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $26.5 million
  4. Iron and steel: $3.7 million
  5. Ores, slag, ash: $2.3 million
  6. Lead: $1.8 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $1.4 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $350,000
  9. Machinery: $306,000
10. Iron or steel products: $270,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to the UK

Zambia's exports to United Kingdom amounted to
$184.1 million or 2.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Books, newspapers, pictures: $115.9 million
  2. Copper: $60.7 million
  3. Vegetables: $3 million
  4. Zinc: $2 million
  5. Live trees and plants: $1.2 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $572,000
  7. Machinery: $142,000
  8. Fruits, nuts: $118,000
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $110,000
10. Electronic equipment: $98,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to India

Zambia's exports to India amounted to
$176 million or 2.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $105.7 million
  2. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $39.5 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $14.5 million
  4. Stone, plaster, cement: $10.3 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $2.8 million
  6. Lead: $2 million
  7. Raw hides excluding furskins: $606,000
  8. Machinery: $192,000
  9. Iron and steel: $170,000
10. Inorganic chemicals: $77,000
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Top 10 Zambian Exports to Hong Kong

Zambia's exports to Hong Kong amounted to
$145.3 million or 1.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $135 million
  2. Stone, plaster, cement: $8.6 million
  3. Gems, precious metals: $494,000
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $473,000
  5. Tobacco: $358,000
  6. Fish: $121,000
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $100,000
  8. Raw hides excluding furskins: $65,000
  9. Books, newspapers, pictures: $48,000
10. Electronic equipment: $40,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Zimbabwe

Zambia's exports to Zimbabwe amounted to
$133.7 million or 1.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Oil seed: $32.4 million
  2. Beverages: $17.5 million
  3. Food waste, animal fodder: $15.6 million
  4. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $11.6 million
  5. Cereals: $9.6 million
  6. Machinery: $5.3 million
  7. Vehicles: $4.3 million
  8. Tobacco: $4.3 million
  9. Sugar: $3.8 million
10. Explosives, pyrotechnics: $3.3 million
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Malawi

Zambia's exports to Malawi amounted to
$99.6 million or 1.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Tobacco: $31.4 million
  2. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $23.1 million
  3. Iron and steel: $8.9 million
  4. Cereals: $6.9 million
  5. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $6.5 million
  6. Sugar: $4.1 million
  7. Food waste, animal fodder: $2.4 million
  8. Paper: $1.9 million
  9. Machinery: $1.7 million
10. Other food preparations: $993,000
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis