Zambia

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Available statistics:
Capital
Lusaka
Official language
English
Population (2019 est.)
17,351,822
Population growth (2018 est.), %
2.91
Median age (2018 est.), years
17.3
Urbanization rate (2015 - 2018), % p.a.
4.17
Urban population (2018), % of total
43.52
Rural population (2018), % of total
56.48
Population density (2018), per km2
23.34
HDI (2018)
144 of 188
National Currency
Kwacha, ZMW
Exchange Rate (July 2019) to 1 USD
13
GDP (2018), USD million current
26.72
GDP growth (2018), %
2.9
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
5.97
GNI per capita (2018), current int’l USD
4,100
Inflation (2018), %
3.80
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
12
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2017), BOP current USD billions
5,689
Net official development assistance (2014), current USD millions
1,023
Budget deficit (2018), % of GDP
7.60
Ease of Doing Business (2018), rank of 190
87
TI Corruption Index (2018), rank of 180
105
Installed Generation Capacity (2017), MW
2,573
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
5
Hydro Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
93
Other RE Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
2
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output Incl. hydro (2017)
97
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2017)
14.44
Net electricity imports (2016), GWh
50
Electrification rate, total (2017) %
28
Electrification rate, urban (2017) %
40.3
Electrification rate, rural (2017) %
75.2
Peak demand (2017), MW
2100
Per capita electricity consumption (2016), kWh
670