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Zambia
Summary statistics
Region Eastern Africa  
Currency Kwacha (ZMK)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 752612  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 13475  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 17.9  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Lusaka (1802)  
United Nations membership date 1 December 1964  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 19219  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 16201  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 7271  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 6.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 1426.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1238.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 634.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 1260.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1093.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 582.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 23.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 21.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 27.2  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 5117.04 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 4796.11 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 3508.98 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 69  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 915  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -731  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 456  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 420  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 251  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 149 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 141 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 138  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 142  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 142  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 147  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 7.1 November to December. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 72.2 November to December. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 73.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 73.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 73.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 85.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 85.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 86.0  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 ...  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 815  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 669  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 884 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 852  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 61.2  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 42.5  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 9.1  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 11.5  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 10.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 2.9  
Exports (million US$) 2011 9000.9  
Imports (million US$) 2011 7177.8  
Balance (million US$) 2011 1823.1  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Switzerland (48.9), China (16.7), South Africa (9.3)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 South Africa (35.7), Dem. Rep. of Congo (18.5), China (9.8)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.3  
Urban population (%) 2012 39.6  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 46.7  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 5.1/4.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 100.6  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 50.0/49.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 81.0  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 6.3  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 40.8  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 233.1/1.8 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 46653  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 1.4  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 31.6 UNESCO estimate. 2000.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.8/3.0  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 11.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 70  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 67.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 1982/0.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 112.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 843  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 14.9/26.4  
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