Zimbabwe Major Trade Partners


Buying and selling are essential for any country to develop its economy and maintain good relations with other nations. The first table below shows top trading partners of Zimbabwe in terms of export sales (selling), including South Africa, Netherlands, and Botswana. The second lists top trade partners of Zimbabwe regarding import total (buying). That is, most products are imported from these countries to Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Major Exports

Market Value: 1,502 (millions) – Last Updated: June, 2019

Rank Country (Exports To) Trade Value (thousands) Share (%) Growth (% 5yr)
1 South Africa 648,385 43.17 14.73
2 Netherlands 167,430 11.15 519.66
3 Botswana 145,141 9.66 200.60
4 Malawi 62,455 4.16 31.20
5 United Kingdom 54,585 3.63 (58.42)
6 Italy 46,710 3.11 (25.79)
7 Zambia 43,942 2.93 (38.65)
8 Mozambique 35,456 2.36 81.48
9 China 33,475 2.23 (69.69)
10 France 32,727 2.18 230.38
11 Switzerland 31,680 2.11 (76.31)
12 Belgium 30,311 2.02 283.23
13 Singapore 29,984 2.00 274.41
14 United States 16,170 1.08 (60.57)
15 Thailand 15,039 1.00 (64.87)
16 Lebanon 13,639 0.91 NA
17 DR Congo 11,313 0.75 (10.62)
18 United Arab Emirates 7,916 0.53 (33.89)
19 Austria 7,613 0.51 38.34
20 Namibia 7,172 0.48 (49.56)
21 Indonesia 4,892 0.33 (89.13)
22 Swaziland 4,878 0.32 2,485.66
23 Russia 4,740 0.32 (51.43)
24 Colombia 4,597 0.31 NA
25 Germany 4,136 0.28 (94.64)
26 Chile 4,011 0.27 12,240.69
27 Pakistan 3,869 0.26 23.49
28 Japan 3,707 0.25 (93.33)
29 Kenya 3,532 0.24 4.06
30 Bulgaria 2,747 0.18 (71.48)
31 Jordan 2,544 0.17 (75.43)
32 Iran 2,239 0.15 42.17
33 Spain 1,961 0.13 (93.28)
34 Vietnam 1,623 0.11 (61.77)
35 Sweden 1,440 0.10 285.64
36 Rwanda 1,420 0.09 213.50

 

Zimbabwe Major Imports

Market Value: 2,107 (millions) – Last Updated: June, 2019

Rank Country (Imports From) Trade Value (thousands) Share (%) Growth (% 5yr)
1 South Africa 1,406,230 66.75 21.25
2 Botswana 193,811 9.20 117.96
3 China 84,910 4.03 46.41
4 United States 76,650 3.64 85.37
5 Zambia 48,998 2.33 (34.13)
6 Mozambique 47,134 2.24 (5.15)
7 Germany 30,892 1.47 (17.56)
8 United Kingdom 30,797 1.46 (62.99)
9 Thailand 24,407 1.16 199.22
10 Malawi 19,324 0.92 116.59
11 India 18,693 0.89 30.93
12 Japan 16,477 0.78 (31.28)
13 France 11,806 0.56 (42.26)
14 United Arab Emirates 11,179 0.53 (66.98)
15 Kuwait 11,077 0.53 (75.00)
16 Italy 8,794 0.42 (2.05)
17 Switzerland 7,922 0.38 (47.04)
18 Hong Kong 7,400 0.35 (12.61)
19 Denmark 7,065 0.34 112.80
20 South Korea 5,535 0.26 (36.86)
21 Sweden 5,185 0.25 15.55
22 Netherlands 3,860 0.18 (66.43)
23 Finland 3,270 0.16 30.60
24 Ireland 3,154 0.15 (32.05)
25 Canada 2,938 0.14 (38.72)
26 Brazil 2,916 0.14 6.11
27 Russia 2,879 0.14 320,118.58
28 Mauritius 2,424 0.12 (54.61)
29 Swaziland 2,268 0.11 (74.55)
30 Singapore 2,251 0.11 (63.86)
31 Qatar 2,143 0.10 (13.21)
32 Ukraine 1,790 0.08 1,013.28
33 Namibia 1,584 0.08 15.00
34 Ghana 1,015 0.05 1,398.87