Source
Central bank

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

International Reserves

N/A

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 10.142 billion (2009 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

6.495 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -3.7% -3.7% -17.6%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
5.8% 8.1% 9.3% 4.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 806 (2000 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$516 International Dollars (2000 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A N/A 0.01% 0.01%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 20.4% 
  • industry: 24.6% 
  • services: 54.9% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
6.2%(2008) 3% 3.5% 6.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
91.5% 95% 56.5% 70.3% 68.8%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-2.7% -2.9% -0.3% -2.1% -4.4%

*Estimate    **Forecast

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 Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$3.83 billion US$11.48 billion US$10.9 billion
Largest companies in Zimbabwe

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.6 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-15.7% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

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

48.3% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2010)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$3.314 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$4.675 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

China 18.1%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.5%, South Africa 11.3%, Botswana 11.2%, Italy 6.5% (2011)

Imports - major partners

South Africa 53.9%, China 9.4% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$105 million US$166 million(2009) US$387 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
N/A US$43 million US$14 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$1 million N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(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 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(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 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 172 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 143 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 111 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 85 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 129 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 128 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 167 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 134 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 170 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 157 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 169 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

132

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 178 Score: 26.3 (Repressed) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

390,757 km2 (2006)

Capital

Harare (2009)

Currency

Zimbabwean dollars (ZWD) (2009)

Government type

parliamentary democracy (2009)

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
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
7.09 million 9.79 million 11.7 million 12.58 million 12.58 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
12.6% 22.4% 33.8% 38.6%
Population median age

19 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.4% (2011)

Life expectancy

50 years (2010)

Adult literacy

92% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

50.1 (1995)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:6 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

74.92% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

15.7% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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: 173rd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.7146 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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