ZAMBIA

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

♦ Facts

2019 China investments in Zambia (approx. US$4 billion)

  • Expansion of the Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital
  • Construction of 3 new milling plants
  • Lower Kafue Gorge hydro-power plant
  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
  • New Ndola International Airport
  • 321-kilometre Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway at a cost of US$1.2 billion
  • China-Zambia Agricultural Technical Demonstration Centre

2019 Trade Surplus –1.30 % of GDP

3 Main Export commodities:

  1. Copper (60% of total exports)
  2. Sugar
  3. Tobacco

3 Main Import commodities:

  1. Fuel
  2. Machinery
  3. Foodstuffs

2019 GDP $27.50 Billion, GDP per Capita $1672.3, up by $182.8 since 2010

2019, IFC input US $15 million

President: Edgar Lungu

WHO participation:

  • WHO supports the immunization of 1 million people against cholera in Zambia (2018)
  • Zambia’s drive to eliminate malaria faces challenges (2018)
  • Zambia on the road to improving health equity through action on Social Determinants of Health (2019)

2019 Population 17,861,030

Capital : Lusaka 1,267,440 population 

  • 0-14 years: 45.95%
  • 15-24 years: 20%
  • 25-54 years: 28.79%
  • 55-64 years: 2.95%
  • 65 years and over: 2.31%

*80,000 Chinese people living in Zambia as of 2019

Modern contraceptive prevalence in Zambia (except condom use) was 48.5%. 

♦ Telecom Subs

  • Zamtel (Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited)
  • Zain
  • Telecel
  • MTN
  • Coppernet

♦ The Zambia Stock Exchange (GSE) Market Cap

  • Market Cap (USD): 3.05 Billion

♦ Communications

*TELEPHONES

  • Total subscriptions: 100,444
  • Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2018 est.)
  • Country comparison to the world: 140 (main lines in use compares the total number of main telephone lines in use).

*MOBILE CELLULAR

  • Total subscriptions: 15,470,270
  • Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 94 (2018 est.)
  • Country comparison to the world: 66 (mobile cellular compares the total number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers).

Investment Opportunities in The Zambian Telecom Sector

  • Zambia has witnessed increased investment in the telecom sector.
  • The country is still looking for a fourth major mobile service provider for covering the entire country.
  • Zambia has also launched Public Private Partnerships (PPPS) to accelerate investment in telecom sector by local and international investors.
  • Zambia is getting a strategic equity partner for ZAMTEL in order to increase the competitiveness of the company.

♦ Education Related 

Education System

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Illiterate Population

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Literacy Rate

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Energy

ELECTRICITY ACCESS

*Collected from industry reports, national surveys, and international sources:

  • Population without electricity: 12 million (2017)
  • Electrification – total population: 33% (2017)
  • Electrification – urban areas: 67% (2017)
  • Electrification – rural areas: 6% (2017)