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Industrialization and Global Value Chains in Zambia

Zambia is abundantly endowed with natural resources such as land, forests and water, as well as non-renewable minerals, including copper, cobalt and emeralds. The implementation of appropriate development policies therefore has the potential to lead the country to reap the full benefits of its resource endowment. Designing and implementing [...]

Zambia Economy 2014: Recent Developments and Prospects

Zambia’s economy has been growing at an impressive rate over the past decade. Average annual real GDP growth rate surpassed 6% during this period. This economic performance has largely been driven by growth in construction, transport, communications, the public sector, trading and mining. The Zambian economy has been relatively resilient to the [...]

Top Agricultural Products in Zambia

The following are the top agricultural products (by quantity) in Zambia in 2011. Rank Commodity Production (MT) 1 Sugar cane               3,500,000 2 Maize               2,496,430 3 Cassava               1,266,300 4 Vegetables fresh [...]

Zambia 2013: Key Government Leaders and Ministries

Pres. Michael Chilufya SATA Vice Pres. Guy SCOTT Min. of Agriculture & Livestock Robert SICHINGA Min. of Chiefs & Traditional Affairs Nkandu LUO Min. of Commerce, Trade, & Industry Emmanuel CHENDA Min. of Community Development & Mother & Child Health Joseph KATEMA, Dr. Min. of [...]

Housing Supply in Zambia

There is a definite shortage of housing supply in many urban centres, but particularly in rapidly growing towns in the Copperbelt and North Western province where mining activities have resurged. Employers in the mining areas report difficulty in retaining staff in areas where a housing shortage exists. A UN-Habitat estimate suggests a backlog of [...]

Zambia Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 23, 2013

The LuSE ALSI is up 1.8% to close at 4,740.7 on the back of gains in Zambian Breweries (+6.8%) and Bata Zambia (+4.3%). A loss was recorded in Pamodzi (-8.3%). The top trader by value was Copperbelt Energy which accounted for 59.5% of this week’s turnover of ZMW 2.7m. The LuSE ALSI is up 27.26% YTD and the total market capitalisation is [...]

Zambia Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 16, 2013

The LuSE ALSI is down 1.04% to close at 4,657.8 on the back of gains in Zambian Breweries (+3.7%) and Copperbelt Energy (+1.4%). Losses were recorded in Zambeef (-5.7%) and ZANACO (-3.2%). The top trader by value was Copperbelt Energy which accounted for 35.2% of this week’s turnover of ZMW 0.8m. The LuSE ALSI is up 25.0% YTD and the total [...]

Zambia Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 9, 2013

The LuSE ALSI declined 2.5% to close the week at 4,706.7 on the back of losses in StanChart Zambia (- 18.4%), ZANACO (-3.1%), Copperbelt Energy (-2.7%). During the week, gains were recorded in BAT (Zambia) (+15.4%), and Lafarge Zambia (+6.1%). The top traders by value were BAT (Zambia) (USD 49.0k), Lafarge Zambia (USD 21.1k), and Zambia Sugar (USD [...]

Zambia Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 2, 2013

The LuSE ALSI is up 3.0% to close at 4,827.7 on the back of gains in StanChart Zambia (+18.8%), Lafarge Zambia (+2.2%) and Copperbelt Energy (+1.4%). No losses recorded. The top trader by value was Puma Energy which accounted for 46.7% of this week’s turnover of ZMW 2.5m. The LuSE ALSI is up 29.6% YTD and the total market capitalisation is [...]

Zambia: Economic Developments 2013

Zambia’s economic growth over the past decade has been robust, averaging around 6%. This growth has been boosted by a combination of improved macroeconomic management, economic liberalisation and privatisation, and the resource boom, specifically in copper mining. The strong performance is expected to continue in 2013 and 2014 premised on [...]

Zambia Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending July 26, 2013

The LuSE ALSI is up 0.79% to close at 4,688.8 on the back of gains in StanChart Zambia (+6.7%). Losses were recorded in Copperbelt Energy (-1.3%) and Zambeef (-0.9%). The top trader by value was Copperbelt Energy which accounted for 27.2% of this week’s turnover of ZMW 3.2m. The LuSE ALSI is up 25.87% YTD and the total market capitalisation is [...]

Zambia: Tourism Infrastructure Opportunities for US Companies

Zambia is a politically stable, multi-party democracy, rich in natural resources. Its relatively open economy has averaged more than six percent real GDP growth over the past five years and was ranked one of the fastest growing economies in the world in a recent report by The Economist magazine. Through market liberalization, fiscal discipline, [...]

Zambia Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending July 19, 2013

The LuSE ALSI is up 2.24% to close at 4,651.9 on the back of gains in StanChart Zambia (+11.9%), BAT Zambia (+8.3) and Zambia Sugar (+6.1). A loss was recorded in Copperbelt Energy (-3.8%). The top trader by value was ZANACO which accounted for 28.3% of this week’s turnover of ZMW 3.3m. The LuSE ALSI is up 24.87% YTD and the total market [...]

Renewable Energy Potential in Zambia

ENERGY SOURCES Total installed electricity capacity (2008, source: ZESCO): 1,967 MW Hydro: 95.9% Thermal: 4.1% Total primary energy supply (2009, source: IEA): 7,856 ktoe Biomass:  80.9% Hydro-electric: 11.3% Crude Oil: 6.6% Petroleum Products: 1.0% Electricity Imports: 0.2% Coal and Peat: ~0.01% Zambia has a range of [...]

Zambia Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending July 12, 2013

The LuSE ALSI is down 0.75% to close at 4,549.8 on the back of gains in StanChart Zambia (+2.3%) and Zambian Breweries (+0.3). Losses were recorded in ZANACO (-3.0%), Zambia Sugar (-2.9%), Zambeef (- 1.3%) and Copperbelt Energy (-1.3%). The top trader by value was Zambeef which accounted for 43.1% of this week’s turnover of ZMW 2.0m. The LuSE [...]

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