Zambia : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

June 16, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper presents an analysis of change in Zambia’s mining fiscal regime. Foreign investment has revived Zambia’s mining sector. However, its mining sector’s direct contribution to government revenues has been low. Reflecting persistent concerns about the low contribution of the mining sector to budget revenues, the government has amended the fiscal regime many times over the last seven years. The 2015 budget introduced major changes to the mining fiscal regime. The authorities estimate that the change would boost budget revenues from the mining sector by about 1 percent of GDP, based on an assumption that the change would have no adverse impact on production.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/153

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 16, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513556253/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ZMBEA2015002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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