ZIMBABWE FACTS SHEET
Zimbabwe is a land linked country in Southern Africa bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west and southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east and northeast. A journey to Zimbabwe will take you through breath taking landscapes, from the highveld, balancing boulders, flaming msasa trees, and lush mountains. Zimbabwe is the home to the greatest waterfalls you will ever see. Invest a little time to yourself. Visit Zimbabwe – A World of Wonders. Zimbabwe’s remarkable resource and human capital has made it an attractive investment destination. The country has diversified economy which offers ample opportunities for backward and forward linkages across different that include tourism, mining, agriculture, education, transport and infrastructure development, manufacturing, information, communication and technology are the major sectors of the economy. There are plenty of opportunities for value addition and beneficiation as most agricultural and mining sector products are exported in their raw form. The top export earners are gold, flue cured tobacco and platinum.
ZIMBABWE INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA), is an investment agency responsible for
390 757 square kilometers
386 670 square kilometers
4 087 square kilometers
Beira, Maputo, Durban and Welvis Bay
Regional Road Corridors
English is the official language with shone and Ndebele being the major local languages and 13 minority languages.
Other Main Cities
Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Kwekwe and Masvingo
0800hrs – 1700hrs (Monday to Friday)
0800hrs – 1500hrs (Monday to Friday)
0800hrs – 1130hrs (Saturdays)
Tropical low temperatures from April to July. It is warm to hot From August to October. The rainy season begins in November and ends in March.
+/- 16 337 760 (UN 2017 estimate)
Annual Population Growth
1.68% (2018 Estimate Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Fact Book 2018)
Infrastructure and Energy
Good road, rail and air transport network, modern communications systems, hydro & thermal power
GDP Per Capita
USD3,024.45 (2018) (World Bank)
Real GDP (USD)
2017 19, 187 billion
2016 18, 325 billion
2015 18, 188 billion
2014 17, 870 billion
2013 17, 455 billion
% Real GDP Growth Rate (World Bank)
Major Export Partners
Zimbabwe’s major export partners include the United Kingdom, China, South Africa, France, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia; with main exports being agriculture and mineral products. Zimbabwe’s exports mainly comprise of Gold, nickel, tobacco, nickel ores and concentrates, ferro chromium, diamond, cane sugar, platinum, granite, and black tea.
The major imports for Zimbabwe ranges from petroleum oils, electrical energy, medicaments, motor vehicles, telephone sets, rice, chemicals and fertilizers
This has made the country a regional hub supported by railways, roads, power and telecommunications. Through bilateral, regional and multilateral arrangements the country enjoys preferential market access to regional and international community. Zimbabwe is a member to regional and international organisations such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) with over 190 million people, COMESA Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) with over 500 million people, African Caribbean and Pacific Nations (ACP), and Wold Trade Organisation (WTO).
Zimbabwe is a signatory to bilateral and multilateral agreements, which include Overseas Private Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the International Centre on Settlement of Investment Disputes Convention (ICSID), New York Convention on the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and the United Nations Convention on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL); amongst others.