Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) in Zimbabwe

Source: World Bank
Last Updated: January 1, 2021

Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 50.0 % in 2018 in Zimbabwe, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.046 % 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 79.5 %, 127 % in Mozambique, 59.5 % in South Africa and 74.9 % in Zambia in 2018.

Zimbabwe has been ranked 134th within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 83 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.


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