Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 71.5 % in 2017 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.37 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Zambia reached an all time high of 96.9 % in 1964 and an all time low of 56.1 % in 2009. When compared to Zambia's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Angola amounted to 52.3 %, 32.2 % in Tanzania, 50.0 % in Zimbabwe and 75.0 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.
Zambia has been ranked 97th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 19 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.