Top Zambia Exports 2015
Zambia shipped US$7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2015, down by 22.4% since 2011 and down by 27.9% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Switzerland

Zambia's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$3.1 billion or 44.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $3 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $37.8 million
  3. Tobacco: $27.8 million
  4. Books, newspapers, pictures: $9.9 million
  5. Cotton: $5.1 million
  6. Iron and steel: $2.5 million
  7. Vegetable products: $1.6 million
  8. Machinery: $33,000
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $7,000
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $4,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to China

Zambia's exports to China amounted to
$1 billion or 14.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $987.7 million
  2. Wood: $8.1 million
  3. Cotton: $4.3 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $3.5 million
  5. Raw hides excluding furskins: $2.5 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $992,000
  7. Oil: $471,000
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $357,000
  9. Plastics: $342,000
10. Stone, plaster, cement: $301,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Singapore

Zambia's exports to Singapore amounted to
$545.5 million or 7.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $486.7 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $40.6 million
  3. Cotton: $10.9 million
  4. Raw hides excluding furskins: $6.6 million
  5. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $244,000
  6. Tobacco: $200,000
  7. Oil: $147,000
  8. Other chemical goods: $57,000
  9. Coffee, tea and spices: $52,000
10. Machinery: $6,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to South Africa

Zambia's exports to South Africa amounted to
$534.3 million or 7.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $186.9 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $93.1 million
  3. Other base metals: $72.7 million
  4. Machinery: $28.9 million
  5. Sugar: $28.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $25.2 million
  7. Cotton: $24.1 million
  8. Aluminum: $11.3 million
  9. Iron and steel: $10.3 million
10. Cereals: $9.2 million
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Congo

Zambia's exports to Congo amounted to
$532.1 million or 7.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Inorganic chemicals: $78.8 million
  2. Oil: $77.3 million
  3. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $76.9 million
  4. Sugar: $68.2 million
  5. Machinery: $38 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $25.8 million
  7. Milling products: $22 million
  8. Explosives, pyrotechnics: $20.4 million
  9. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $19.4 million
10. Iron and steel: $15.4 million
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Zimbabwe

Zambia's exports to Zimbabwe amounted to
$266.8 million or 3.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Cereals: $145.9 million
  2. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $25.9 million
  3. Food waste, animal fodder: $15.7 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $14.7 million
  5. Beverages: $11.6 million
  6. Oil seed: $7 million
  7. Sugar: $6.2 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $4.4 million
  9. Vehicles: $3.2 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations: $3.1 million
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Australia

Zambia's exports to Australia amounted to
$208.7 million or 3% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $198.8 million
  2. Vehicles: $4.7 million
  3. Base metal tools, cutlery: $2.1 million
  4. Machinery: $1.9 million
  5. Iron and steel: $721,000
  6. Iron or steel products: $147,000
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $78,000
  8. Other chemical goods: $76,000
  9. Railway, tram equipment: $56,000
10. Electronic equipment: $33,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Malawi

Zambia's exports to Malawi amounted to
$107.3 million or 1.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Tobacco: $44.1 million
  2. Cereals: $25.9 million
  3. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $6.8 million
  4. Paper: $4.4 million
  5. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $4.3 million
  6. Iron and steel: $3.4 million
  7. Sugar: $2.2 million
  8. Vehicles: $1.9 million
  9. Vegetables: $1.6 million
10. Manmade staple fibers: $982,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Hong Kong

Zambia's exports to Hong Kong amounted to
$102.7 million or 1.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $99.8 million
  2. Cotton: $1.4 million
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $707,000
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $340,000
  5. Gems, precious metals: $258,000
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $68,000
  7. Fish: $53,000
  8. Stone, plaster, cement: $32,000
  9. Electronic equipment: $8,000
10. Live animals: $7,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to Japan

Zambia's exports to Japan amounted to
$81.6 million or 1.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Copper: $80.6 million
  2. Iron and steel: $457,000
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $421,000
  4. Coffee, tea and spices: $46,000
  5. Gems, precious metals: $36,000
  6. Fish: $7,000
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $1,000
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1,000
  9. Fruits, nuts: $1,000
10. Live animals: $1,000
Top 10 Zambian Exports to UAE

Zambia's exports to United Arab Emirates amounted to $69.9 million or 1% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $29.2 million
  2. Copper: $18.7 million
  3. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $10.8 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.1 million
  5. Other base metals: $2.6 million
  6. Tobacco: $1.7 million
  7. Cotton: $830,000
  8. Machinery: $274,000
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $235,000
10. Beverages: $159,000
Fastest-Growing Zambia Exports
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis