Country Report Zambia April 2010

Data and charts: Quarterly data

 2008   2009   
 1 Qtr2 Qtr3 Qtr4 Qtr1 Qtr2 Qtr3 Qtr4 Qtr
Consumer prices (1994=100)1,5591,5991,6451,7141,7831,8301,8711,906.5
Consumer prices (% change, year on year)9.511.013.415.714.314.413.711.2
Copper, LME (US$/tonne)7,7968,4437,6803,9053,4294,6635,8596,649
Financial indicators        
Exchange rate ZK:US$ (av)3,7373,3893,4624,3955,3365,3084,8744,667
Exchange rate ZK:US$ (end-period)3,6743,1863,5774,8325,5895,1674,7234,641
Deposit rate (av; %)6.436.596.596.596.596.977.407.40
Weighted lending base rate (av; %)18.3018.2918.9620.7020.8621.5822.8522.97
Treasury bill, 91-day rate (av; %)12.4912.8713.2815.2315.9816.0816.9312.59
M1 (end-period; ZK bn)3,6054,1094,5474,9944,2774,3774,8714,962
M1 (% change, year on year)28.339.839.130.418.66.57.1-0.7
M2 (end-period; ZK bn)10,19510,63011,14012,81512,81512,90812,70012,992
M2 (% change, year on year)33.127.818.823.225.721.414.01.4
Sectoral trends        
Copper in concentrates, production (‘000 tonnes)138.9149.1141.7182.1170.9168.4178.1175.9
Copper in concentrates, exports (‘000 tonnes)140.8143.5127.3175.6153.3157.7186.9177.5
Foreign trade (US$ m)        
Exports fob940.1906.31,047.0685.5632.8920.0820.5n/a
Imports cif-884.3-1,049.4-1,288.4-878.7-715.0-778.2-1,071.4n/a
Trade balance55.9-143.2-241.4-193.2-82.2141.9-250.9n/a
Foreign reserves (US$ m)        
Reserves excl gold (end-period)1,2301,3911,2791,0969521,1542,4342,562
Sources: Bank of Zambia, Statistics Fortnightly; IMF, International Financial Statistics; Direction of Trade Statistics; Haver Analytics.

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