Budgets in AfricaCountry profiles

Zambia

Region: Southern Africa
Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)
Population: 16.2 million
Capital: Lusaka
Finance minister: Alexander Chikwanda
Ministry website: www.mofnp.gov.zm
Fiscal year: January-December
Regional Economic Community: COMESA

Key economic indicators
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
GDP (current ZMK[billions]) 114.03 131.27 151.33 166.96 190.46
GDP (%) 102.68 110.45 116.12 121.95 126.39
GDP growth (%) 5.62 7.57 5.13 5.03 3.64
GDP per capita (current ZMK) 7,158.05 7,469.42 7,616.31 7,757.34 7,795.91
GDP per capita (%) 7,949.62 8,877.53 9,925.94 10,619.85 11,748.34
Inflation (CPI) (%) 8.66 6.58 6.98 7.81 10.11
General government revenue (% of GDP) 17.74 18.69 17.63 18.91 17.51
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 19.53 21.53 23.84 24.88 25.57
Budget balance (% of GDP) -1.78 -2.83 -6.21 -5.97 -8.06
Primary balance (% of GDP) -0.83 -1.51 -4.73 -3.75 -5.34
General government debt (% of GDP) 20.8 24.91 26.53 35.14 52.95