Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 50.0 % in 2017 in Zimbabwe, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.32 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Zimbabwe reached an all time high of 110 % in 2008 and an all time low of 35.9 % in 1983. When compared to Zimbabwe's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Botswana amounted to 73.8 %, 113 % in Mozambique, 58.2 % in South Africa and 71.5 % in Zambia in 2017.
Zimbabwe has been ranked 134th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 53 places behind 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.