The country's economy has historically been based on the Copper Mining Industry. However, the Zambian Government is undertaking economic diversification to reduce the country's reliance on the Copper Industry and exploit other components of Zambia's rich resource base by promoting Agriculture, Tourism, Gemstone Mining and Hydro Power generation.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The economy regsitered a real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 7.3% in 2012 from the previous year's figure of 6.8%.
The main contributors to GDP in 2012 were;
- Agriculture (12.2%)
- Mining (8%)
- Manufacturing (11.2%)
- Construction (13.0%)
For more information please visit the official web site.
For the Mining Sector Profile click here.
For the Sub-Sector Profile (Mineral Beneficiation) click here.