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South Africa Remains Zimbabwe’s Major Trading Partner - ZIMSTAT

South Africa Remains Zimbabwe’s Major Trading Partner - ZIMSTAT

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has announced that South Africa remained Zimbabwe’s major trading partner in April 2022.


The agency reported that in April 2022, exports to South Africa were 40.6% compared to 42.9% in March 2022.

Exports to the United Arab Emirates constituted 34.1% in April 2022 compared to 31.3% in March 2022.

The value of exports to China increased to 9.9% in April 2022, from 5.9% in March the same year.

Exports to Mozambique constituted 4.3% in April 2022 being a decline from 7.1% in March 2022.

The proportion of exports to Belgium was 1.2% in April 2022, compared to 2.1% in March 2022.


The proportion of imports from South Africa was 43.8% in April 2022, compared to 42.0% in March 2022.

The proportion of the value of imports from Singapore increased to 16.4% in April 2022, compared to 12.6% in March 2022.

Imports from China increased to 13.6% in April 2022 from 11.6% in March 2022.

Other imports in 2022 came from Mozambique (2.8%), Mauritius (2.6%), India (2.4%), (United Emirates (1.4%), Zambia (2.6%), United Kingdom (1.2%) and United States (0.7%).

Economists say inflation in the geoeconomic arena also suggests that Zimbabwe is also importing inflation.

They urge the Southern African country to revive the local industry. 

Zimbabwe imports basic commodities such as:

  • i). Rice;
  • ii). Flour,
  • iii). Cooking Oil
  • iv). Margarine;
  • v). Salt;
  • vi). Sugar;
  • vii). Maize meal;
  • viii). Milk Powder;
  • ix). Infants Milk Formula;
  • x). Tea,
  • xi). Petroleum Jelly;
  • xii). Toothpaste;
  • xiii). Bath Soap;
  • xiv). Laundry Bar; and
  • xv). Washing Powder.

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nhamoinesu 4 weeks ago

Ndiani aparadza musha uno?

ABSA 4 weeks ago

Very true we are importing inflation.Chinese are not here for investment but to loot and recover their debts by zanupf gvt

Tateguru 4 weeks ago

Personally I don't trust exports to China seeing how the Chinese are working in most rural Zimbabwe. The imports from Chinese vs the exports spell inflation on the part of Zimbabwe.
We don't export junk - we have what we call export quality even in gold yet we import mostly junk from China.

Tang. Ku 4 weeks ago

Zanupf leadership is an example of The Prodigal son they claimed the land from commercial white farmers who used to feed and industrialised ordinary Zimbabweans but now all Zimbabweans are fed on garbages like flies we are now importing from the country we used to feed it's shame and furious ,pasi ne zanupf hooligans pasi na Mugabe ne vanhu ve zanupf vese

The King of Serpents 4 weeks ago

Pasi neZanu shuwa, zvinonyadzisa, zvinogumbura.

Asalif 4 weeks ago

all the products we import are very petty we should manufacture them locally besides rice and salt

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