Source
Central bank

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

International Reserves

N/A

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 14 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

11 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
N/A N/A -7.7% -3.6% -3.3% -16.4% 8.2% 11.4%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
11.9% 10.6% 3.0% 4.2%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,026 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$825 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A N/A 0.03% 0.01% 0.01%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 20.1% 
  • industry: 25.4% 
  • services: 54.5% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
3.5% 3.7% 1.6% 1.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
63.2% 52.1% 55.2% 54.7% 54.0%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
0.7% -1.3% -0.6% -0.1% 0.0%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010* 2011 2012**
US$11.48 billion US$10.9 billion US$NA

*2010 Estimate   **2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Zimbabwe

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -2.488 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-18.289% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

30.1% (2013)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02% (2012)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2012)

Total exports

US$3.144 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

platinum, cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys, textiles/clothing

Total imports

US$4.571 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and transport equipment, other manufactures, chemicals, fuels, food products

Exports - major partners

China 21.1%, South Africa 15.1%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.1%, Botswana 10.8%, Italy 4.6% (2012)

Imports - major partners

South Africa 51.9%, China 10% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$387 million US$400 million US$400 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$14 million US$49 million US$27 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 170 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 150 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 118 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 93 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 109 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 128 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 167 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 142 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 170 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 157 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 156 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

124

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 176   Score: 35.5 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+2

Total area

390,757 sq km

Capital

Harare

Currency

Zimbabwean dollars (ZWD)

Government type

parliamentary democracy

Languages

English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects

Religions

syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
9.786 million 11.693 million 12.34 million 13.261 million 14.006 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
12.6% 22% 34% 33%
Population median age

 20.2 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

4.36% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

55.68 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

83.6% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 5
Civil Liberties: 6 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  2.1%   Mobile  96.3% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

18.50% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Harare 181st (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.7 (2010)

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