World Economic Outlook Database, April 2018

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20162017201820192020202120222023
ZambiaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018129.658134.308139.739145.979152.512159.355166.524174.036
ZambiaGross domestic product, constant pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).3.7243.5864.0444.4654.4754.4874.4994.511
ZambiaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018216.098242.789281.301318.234358.625404.427455.527511.784
ZambiaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).20.94125.50426.22827.21728.49730.19832.20334.457
ZambiaGross domestic product, current pricesPurchasing power parity; international dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).65.32568.88573.29978.23383.34088.73994.324100.294
ZambiaGross domestic product, deflatorIndex See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).166.668180.770201.304218.000235.146253.791273.551294.067
ZambiaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).7,756.0687,791.3857,862.4357,967.8308,077.1038,190.5168,308.3178,430.766
ZambiaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesPurchasing power parity; 2011 international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).3,623.4513,639.9513,673.1443,722.3823,773.4323,826.4153,881.4493,938.654
ZambiaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).12,926.84514,084.50515,827.42617,369.89518,992.96620,786.77222,727.46724,792.109
ZambiaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).1,252.6981,479.5421,475.7331,485.5731,509.1891,552.1091,606.6861,669.165
ZambiaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesPurchasing power parity; international dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).3,907.7123,996.1404,124.2034,270.1304,413.7454,561.0174,706.0594,858.502
ZambiaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.0540.0540.0540.0550.0550.0550.0560.056
ZambiaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).3.3083.5253.8384.0684.3034.5574.8295.103
ZambiaTotal investmentPercent of GDP Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/201841.75741.86443.08742.48341.30639.51939.07538.204
ZambiaGross national savingsPercent of GDP Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/201837.29638.60440.52240.58439.68337.98737.56236.855
ZambiaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 1994. A new CPI series with updated weights based on the latest household budget survey was started in February 2012. Combining two baskets within the same series and in effect 1994 is still the base year though the basket was revised starting 2010
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018183.660195.740211.874228.824247.130266.900288.252311.313
ZambiaInflation, average consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).17.8696.5778.2438.0008.0008.0008.0008.000
ZambiaInflation, end of period consumer pricesIndex Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 1994. A new CPI series with updated weights based on the latest household budget survey was started in February 2012. Combining two baskets within the same series and in effect 1994 is still the base year though the basket was revised starting 2010
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018189.640201.180217.274234.656253.429273.703295.599319.247
ZambiaInflation, end of period consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).7.4696.0858.0008.0008.0008.0008.0008.000
ZambiaVolume of imports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018-5.8498.8069.2227.0095.9985.8486.0495.081
ZambiaVolume of Imports of goodsPercent change Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018-5.8498.8069.2227.0095.9985.8486.0495.081
ZambiaVolume of exports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018-4.650-3.1234.7937.4806.0096.2666.6746.591
ZambiaVolume of exports of goodsPercent change Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018-4.650-3.1234.7937.4806.0096.2666.6746.591
ZambiaPopulationPersonsMillionsSource: International Financial Institution
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/201816.71717.23817.77318.32118.88219.45620.04320.643
ZambiaGeneral government revenueNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/201839.41043.43752.89658.61967.51977.77887.39297.966
ZambiaGeneral government revenuePercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government revenue (National currency).18.23717.89118.80418.42018.82719.23219.18519.142
ZambiaGeneral government total expenditureNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/201851.94561.07974.89082.03693.802104.197117.047128.802
ZambiaGeneral government total expenditurePercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government total expenditure (National currency).24.03825.15726.62325.77926.15625.76425.69525.167
ZambiaGeneral government net lending/borrowingNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018-12.535-17.642-21.993-23.417-26.283-26.419-29.655-30.836
ZambiaGeneral government net lending/borrowingPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government net lending/borrowing (National currency).-5.801-7.267-7.818-7.359-7.329-6.532-6.510-6.025
ZambiaGeneral government primary net lending/borrowingNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018-5.087-7.957-10.970-10.244-11.278-9.037-9.130-6.616
ZambiaGeneral government primary net lending/borrowingPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency).-2.354-3.277-3.900-3.219-3.145-2.235-2.004-1.293
ZambiaGeneral government net debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018110.926136.808172.420206.308243.923282.873324.508366.683
ZambiaGeneral government net debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government net debt (National currency).51.33156.34961.29464.82968.01669.94471.23871.648
ZambiaGeneral government gross debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018131.101151.037184.308216.530247.851286.801328.436370.610
ZambiaGeneral government gross debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government gross debt (National currency).60.66762.20965.52068.04169.11170.91572.10072.415
ZambiaGross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018216.098242.789281.301318.234358.625404.427455.527511.784
ZambiaCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2016
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018-0.934-0.832-0.673-0.517-0.463-0.463-0.487-0.465
ZambiaCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).-4.461-3.261-2.564-1.899-1.623-1.533-1.513-1.349
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Zambia: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Zambia: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Zambia: Gross domestic product, current prices (Purchasing power parity; international dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Zambia: Gross domestic product, deflator (Index)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Zambia: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Zambia: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (Purchasing power parity; 2011 international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Zambia: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Zambia: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Zambia: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (Purchasing power parity; international dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Zambia: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Zambia: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Zambia: Total investment (Percent of GDP)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Gross national savings (Percent of GDP)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 1994. A new CPI series with updated weights based on the latest household budget survey was started in February 2012. Combining two baskets within the same series and in effect 1994 is still the base year though the basket was revised starting 2010
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Inflation, average consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).


Zambia: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 1994. A new CPI series with updated weights based on the latest household budget survey was started in February 2012. Combining two baskets within the same series and in effect 1994 is still the base year though the basket was revised starting 2010
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).


Zambia: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Volume of Imports of goods (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Volume of exports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Volume of exports of goods (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Latest actual data: 2016. Values from BOP, volumes and prices are staff estimates.
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: FOB. BoP data.
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Population (Persons)
Source: International Financial Institution
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: General government revenue (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: General government revenue (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government revenue (National currency).


Zambia: General government total expenditure (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: General government total expenditure (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government total expenditure (National currency).


Zambia: General government net lending/borrowing (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: General government net lending/borrowing (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government net lending/borrowing (National currency).


Zambia: General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: General government primary net lending/borrowing (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency).


Zambia: General government net debt (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: General government net debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government net debt (National currency).


Zambia: General government gross debt (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: General government gross debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government gross debt (National currency).


Zambia: Gross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current prices (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2016
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Cash
General government includes: Central Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits;Securities Other than Shares;Loans
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2016
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Zambian kwacha
Data last updated: 03/2018


Zambia: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


 
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