Zambia at a Glance
Zambia is a politically stable, multi-party democracy, rich in natural resources with a population of approximately 14 million people, 39% of who live in urban areas. With a GDP Per Capita of about $1722, Zambia has experienced positive economic growth for 13 years (7.3% in 2012) and has a growing middle class in population centers. The country has strong monetary and fiscal policies and a low inflation rate (below 7%).
Zambia belongs to a number of international organizations including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and World Trade Organization (WTO). Regionally, Zambia is a member of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
|GNI per Capita, PPP (Current International $)||1,810.0||1,830.0||2,710.0||2,880.0|
|GDP (current US$) (in millions)||4,341.8||5,439.2||19,204.0||20,590.3|
|GDP Growth (Annual %)||5.1||5.4||6.8||7.3|
|Life expectancy at birth (Total in Years)||44.5||45.8||55.8||57.0|