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Trade in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe was the world’s 116th largest exporter of goods and 140th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $6.59 billion and $447 million USD respectively. Zimbabwe’s top export category was Fuels and mining products, followed by Agricultural products, and Manufactures. In 2022, Zimbabwe’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Mozambique, with trade representing 64.96 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Zimbabwe is the world’s 125th largest importer of goods and 128th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $8.65 billion and $1.32 billion USD respectively in 2022. Zimbabwe’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were South Africa, Singapore and China. Zimbabwe is part of 6 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) – Accession of Egypt.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Zimbabwe





WTO Membership Date

5 March 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law, and customary law


Shona, Ndebele, English

Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


RTGS dollar

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Africa Centre for Customs Excise and Trade Studies

    Technical and vocational education and training (TVETs)

    [email protected]
  • Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]
  • Engineering Iron and Steel Association of Zimbabwe

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]

    https:// https://eisaz.co.zw

  • Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]
  • Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]

Government MSME Agency

  • ZimTrade

Industrial Property Offices

  • Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO)

  • Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Animal health:

    Principal Director

    Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services

    Phone: +(263 4) 707 381/385

    Box CY52


    [email protected]
  • Food safety:

    Deputy Director

    Government Analyst Laboratory

    Phone: +(263 4) 792 026/027

    Box CY231


    [email protected]
  • Plant health:
    Department of Research and Specialist Services
    Phone: +(263 4) 700 339/704 531/535

    Private Bag CY594

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • (a) Standards and certification schemes:
    The Director General,
    Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ)
    Phone: +(263 4) 882 017; +(263 4) 882 019; +(263 4) 885 511

    P.O. Box 2259
    Northend Close, Northridge Park

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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