Economy of Zimbabwe

Imports
Imports commoditiesmachinery and transport equipment, other manufactures, chemicals, fuels, food products
Import partnersSouth Africa 51.9%, China 10% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesplatinum, cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys, textiles/clothing
Export partnersChina 21.1%, South Africa 15.1%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.1%, Botswana 10.8%, Italy 4.6% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productscorn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts; sheep, goats, pigs
Industrial productsmining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, diamonds, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages
Economy
Unemployment4.00 % (2012)4.00 % (2011)4.10 % (2010)
Unemployment of Zimbabwe
GDP - Official Exchange Rate12.8 Billion $ (2013)9.67 Billion $ (2012)11.0 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Zimbabwe
GDP growth rate1.81 % (2013)4.40 % (2012)9.40 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Zimbabwe
GDP per Capita (PPP)600 $ (2013)600 $ (2012)500 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Zimbabwe
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity7.50 Billion $ (2013)7.17 Billion $ (2012)6.58 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Zimbabwe
GDP PPP per land area19,183 $ per square kilometer (2013)18,341 $ per square kilometer (2012)16,837 $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Zimbabwe
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate7.17 % (2010)0.00 % (2009)0.00 % (2008)
Central bank discount rate of Zimbabwe
Commercial bank prime lending rate30.0 % (2012)34.0 % (2011)41.0 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Zimbabwe
GDP decomposition by sector
Industry % of GDP25.1 % (2012)
Services % of GDP54.6 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals1.79 Million (2012)2.42 Million (2011)2.24 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Zimbabwe
International tourism, number of departures693 Thousand (2011)650 Thousand (2010)631 Thousand (2009)
International tourism, number of departures of Zimbabwe
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio13.1 % (2012)20.1 % (2011)17.1 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Zimbabwe
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)244 % of GDP (2012)220 % of GDP (2011)233 % of GDP (2010)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Zimbabwe
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)75.5 % of GNI (2012)71.1 % of GNI (2011)83.6 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Zimbabwe
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)19.2 % of total external debt (2012)19.1 % of total external debt (2011)18.3 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Zimbabwe
Current Account Balance (Total)-416.50 Million $ (2012)-621.50 Million $ (2011)-767.30 Million $ (2010)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Zimbabwe
External Debt (Total)8.77 Billion $ (2012)6.43 Billion $ (2011)5.20 Billion $ (2010)
External Debt (Total) of Zimbabwe
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)90.7 % of GDP (2012)58.7 % of GDP (2011)69.6 % of GDP (2010)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Zimbabwe
External Debt per Capita639 $ (2012)532 $ (2011)398 $ (2010)
External Debt per Capita of Zimbabwe