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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).

  2003 2004 2011 2012
GNI per Capita, PPP (Current International $) 1,810.0 1,830.0 2,710.0 2,880.0
Population (Total) 10,894,519.0 11,174,650.0 13,633,796.0 14,075,099.0
GDP (current US$) (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
Source: World Bank