Cement among Zimbabwe’s major export commodities

11 June 2014

Exports from Zimbabwe to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were up 113% from 2009 to 2013. According to statistics from ZimStat, discussed in ZimTrade’s latest weekly bulletin, the principal export products to this region were cement, minerals and wood products, in addition to sugar, tobacco and cotton. Fertilisers, petroleum oils and electrical energy were among Zimbabwe’s main imports.

SDC’s member states include Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Approximately 90% of

Zimbabwe’s trade is with the SADC region. Around 79% of the country’s exports were destined for South Africa during the period, 10.3% for Mozambique and 3.3% for Zambia.

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