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Export fast facts Zimbabwe (ZW)

Area: total: 390,580 sq km


Natural resources: coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals


Population: 12,382,920


Ethnic groups: African 98% [Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%], mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%


Languages: English [official], Shona, Sindebele [the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele], numerous but minor tribal dialects


Capital: name: Harare
geographic coordinates: 17 50 S, 31 03 E
time difference: UTC+2 [7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time]


GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 18.1%
industry: 22.6%
services: 59.3% [2007 est.]


Labor force: 4.032 million [2007 est.]


Budget: revenues: $2.442 billion
expenditures: $3.017 billion [2007 est.]


Agriculture - products: corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts sheep, goats, pigs


Industries: mining [coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores], steel wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages


Exports: $1.52 billion f.o.b. [2007 est.]


Exports - commodities: platinum, cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys, textiles/clothing


Exports - partners: South Africa 24.8%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 17.6%, Botswana 15.7%, US 10.4% [2006]


Imports: $2.183 billion f.o.b. [2007 est.]


Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment, other manufactures, chemicals, fuels


Imports - partners: South Africa 40.8%, Zambia 29.6%, US 4.9% [2006]


Currency (code): Zimbabwean dollar [ZWD]


Airports: 341 [2007]


Railways: total: 3,077 km

Ports and terminals: Binga, Kariba