Foreign Trade

Zimbabwe currently exports the following;

  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Ferroalloys
  • Cotton
  • Textiles and Clothing
  • Tobacco

Zimbabwe’s biggest largest export partner is South Africa, which accounts for 32.4% of the exports, followed by Democratic Republic of Congo at 9.8% and Botswana at 8.8%. China is the 4th largest export destination, with a 5.6%, while Zambia is at 4.8%, Japan at 4.5% and Italy and the USA 4.5% and 4.3% respectively.

The country’s major imports are;

  • Consumer goods 6.8%
  • Food 4.5%
  • Fuels 11.3%
  • Industrial supplies 39.1%
  • Machinery 26.4%
  • Transportation 11.3%
  • Other 0.6%


The major importing partners are:

South Africa, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, United States, China (incl. Hong Kong), Malawi, Italy, Netherlands and Mozambique

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