Zambia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Zambia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Zambia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Zambia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Zambia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Zambia before your competitors.

Zambia Country Risk

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Core Views: We retain our view that the Zambian economy will expand by 6.9% in 2014 up from an estimated 6.3% in 2013 thanks to strong private consumption, robust investment and resilient exports...

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Zambia Industry Coverage (9)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We expect food security in South West Africa to remain patch y over the short term , as we expect lower corn production from Zambia in 2013/14. Over the medium term, we see downside...

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Autos

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Zambia's strong economic fundamentals, such as substantial investment inflows to the mining sector, improving productivity in the copper sector, expansionary fiscal policy and a rise in private...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: Continued sluggishness in the global commodity markets has weighed on the Zambian economy , and t he removal of government subsidies for fuel and maize is expected to drive...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View : Zambia's construction sector remains buoyant as a healthy pipeline of new projects attracts investor interest and foreign participation in the infrastructure market . The country...

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Mining

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Zambia's mining sector is set to continue on a positive trajectory over our forecast period to 2018. Copper is the mainstay of the mining sector, and we expect solid growth in output as the country's...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Since the election of President Michael Sata in September 2011, Zambia's business environment for healthcare companies has begun to improve. Sata ordered a crackdown on corruption, a...

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Power

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BMI View: Zambia's dependency on hydropower for almost all of its power needs brings with it a number of high risks; the most pertinent of these is that it leaves the country dependent on...

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Telecoms

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BMI View : BMI's Q214 Southern Africa report analyses the latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius,...

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