Zambia Population

1950 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

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Zambia's Population reached 18.4 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 17.9 million people in Dec 2019. Zambia's population data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1950 to Dec 2020. The data reached an all-time high of 18.4 million people in Dec 2020 and a record low of 2.3 million people in Dec 1950. The International Monetary Fund provides Mid-year Population.

In the latest reports, Zambia's Unemployment Rate dropped to 11.4 % in Dec 2020. Monthly Earnings of Zambia stood at 307.4 USD in Dec 2018. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 74.6 % in Dec 2020.

What was Zambia's Population in 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

18.4

Person mn 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020

17.9

Person mn 2019 yearly 1950 - 2020

2.3

1950

18.4

2020

Person mn

yearly

1950 - 2020

Updated on 06 Jan 2020

Population by Country Comparison

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Country/Region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn)

2.8

2019

yearly

1989 - 2019

Algeria (Person mn)

43.4

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Argentina (Person mn)

44.9

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Armenia (Person mn)

3.0

2019

yearly

1989 - 2019

Australia (Person mn)

25.5

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Austria (Person mn)

8.9

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Azerbaijan (Person mn)

10.1

2019

yearly

1925 - 2019

Bahrain (Person mn)

1.5

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Bangladesh (Person mn)

167.6

2020

yearly

1990 - 2020

Belarus (Person mn)

9.4

2019

yearly

1949 - 2019

Belgium (Person mn)

11.5

2019

yearly

1953 - 2019

Bolivia (Person mn)

11.7

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn)

3.5

2019

yearly

1996 - 2019

Botswana (Person mn)

2.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Brazil (Person mn)

211.8

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Brunei (Person mn)

0.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Bulgaria (Person mn)

7.0

2019

yearly

1900 - 2019

Cambodia (Person mn)

16.7

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Canada (Person mn)

38.0

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Chile (Person mn)

19.2

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

China (Person mn)

1,400.0

2019

yearly

1949 - 2019

Colombia (Person mn)

50.4

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Croatia (Person mn)

4.1

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Cyprus (Person mn)

0.9

2018

yearly

1974 - 2018

Czech Republic (Person mn)

10.7

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Denmark (Person mn)

5.8

2019

yearly

1900 - 2019

Ecuador (Person mn)

17.6

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Egypt (Person mn)

98.9

2019

yearly

1980 - 2019

Estonia (Person mn)

1.3

2019

yearly

1999 - 2019

European Union (Person mn)

447.7

2019

yearly

1959 - 2019

Finland (Person mn)

5.5

2019

yearly

1749 - 2019

France (Person mn)

67.0

2019

yearly

1949 - 2019

Georgia (Person mn)

3.7

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Germany (Person mn)

83.2

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Ghana (Person mn)

31.1

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Greece (Person mn)

10.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn)

7.5

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Hungary (Person mn)

9.8

2020

yearly

1948 - 2020

Iceland (Person mn)

0.4

2019

yearly

1732 - 2019

India (Person mn)

1,341.0

2020

yearly

1951 - 2020

Indonesia (Person mn)

264.2

2018

yearly

1950 - 2018

Iran (Person mn)

81.1

2018

yearly

1950 - 2018

Ireland (Person mn)

5.0

2020

yearly

1900 - 2020

Israel (Person mn)

9.1

2019

yearly

1949 - 2019

Italy (Person mn)

60.5

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Ivory Coast (Person mn)

26.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Japan (Person mn)

126.1

2019

yearly

1899 - 2019

Jordan (Person mn)

10.6

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Kazakhstan (Person mn)

18.6

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Kenya (Person mn)

47.6

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

South Korea (Person mn)

51.7

2019

yearly

1956 - 2019

Kosovo (Person mn)

1.8

2019

yearly

2002 - 2019

Kuwait (Person mn)

4.6

2018

yearly

1990 - 2018

Kyrgyzstan (Person mn)

6.5

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Laos (Person mn)

7.1

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Latvia (Person mn)

1.9

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Lebanon (Person mn)

6.8

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Lithuania (Person mn)

2.8

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Luxembourg (Person mn)

0.6

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Macau SAR, China (Person mn)

0.7

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

North Macedonia (Person mn)

2.1

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Malawi (Person mn)

19.1

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Malaysia (Person mn)

32.6

2019

yearly

1947 - 2019

Malta (Person mn)

0.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Mauritius (Person mn)

1.3

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Mexico (Person mn)

126.0

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Moldova (Person mn)

3.5

2018

yearly

1950 - 2018

Mongolia (Person mn)

3.3

2019

yearly

1935 - 2019

Montenegro (Person mn)

0.6

2018

yearly

1921 - 2018

Morocco (Person mn)

35.2

2018

yearly

1960 - 2018

Mozambique (Person mn)

28.6

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Myanmar (Person mn)

54.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Nepal (Person mn)

29.9

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Netherlands (Person mn)

17.3

2018

yearly

1899 - 2018

New Zealand (Person mn)

5.0

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Nigeria (Person mn)

206.1

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Norway (Person mn)

5.4

2019

yearly

1845 - 2019

Oman (Person mn)

4.6

2020

yearly

1977 - 2020

Pakistan (Person mn)

211.2

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Palestinian Territory (Person mn)

5.2

2021

yearly

1950 - 2021

Panama (Person mn)

4.3

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Paraguay (Person mn)

7.2

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Peru (Person mn)

32.5

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Philippines (Person mn)

109.6

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Poland (Person mn)

38.4

2019

yearly

1946 - 2019

Portugal (Person mn)

10.3

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Qatar (Person mn)

2.8

2020

yearly

1984 - 2020

Romania (Person mn)

19.3

2019

yearly

1930 - 2019

Russia (Person mn)

146.7

2019

yearly

1949 - 2019

Saudi Arabia (Person mn)

34.2

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Serbia (Person mn)

6.9

2019

yearly

1997 - 2019

Singapore (Person mn)

5.7

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Slovakia (Person mn)

5.5

2019

yearly

1945 - 2019

Slovenia (Person mn)

2.1

2019

yearly

1920 - 2019

South Africa (Person mn)

59.6

2020

yearly

1960 - 2020

Spain (Person mn)

47.4

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Sri Lanka (Person mn)

21.9

2020

yearly

1948 - 2020

Sudan (Person mn)

37.3

2014

yearly

1970 - 2014

Sweden (Person mn)

10.3

2019

yearly

1749 - 2019

Switzerland (Person mn)

8.6

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Syria (Person mn)

25.0

2018

yearly

1950 - 2018

Taiwan (Person mn)

23.6

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Tajikistan (Person mn)

9.1

2018

yearly

1950 - 2018

Thailand (Person mn)

66.6

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Tunisia (Person mn)

11.7

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Turkey (Person mn)

83.2

2019

yearly

1927 - 2019

Ukraine (Person mn)

41.7

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

United Arab Emirates (Person mn)

9.9

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

United Kingdom (Person mn)

67.9

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

United States (Person mn)

329.2

2019

yearly

1900 - 2019

Uruguay (Person mn)

3.5

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Uzbekistan (Person mn)

33.9

2019

yearly

1950 - 2019

Venezuela (Person mn)

32.6

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Vietnam (Person mn)

96.5

2019

yearly

1955 - 2019

Yemen (Person mn)

28.2

2017

yearly

1950 - 2017

Zambia (Person mn)

18.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Zambia Key Series

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All Indicators
National Accounts
Production
Government and Public Finance
Demographic and Labour Market
Domestic Trade and Household Survey
Inflation
Foreign Trade
Balance of Payments
Monetary
Banking Statistics
Interest and Foreign Exchange Rates
Energy
Tourism
Financial Market
Transport and Telecommunications
National Accounts Last Frequency Range
Nominal GDP (USD mn)

17,126.2

2019

yearly

2010 - 2019

Real GDP Growth (%)

3.3

Sep 2017

quarterly

Mar 2015 - Sep 2017

GDP per Capita (USD)

1,375.334

2015

yearly

2000 - 2015

GDP Deflator Growth (%)

3.9

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Private Consumption Expenditure (USD mn)

10,764.187

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Private Consumption: % of GDP (%)

50.7

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Public Consumption Expenditure (USD mn)

3,140.921

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Public Consumption: % of GDP (%)

14.8

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Investment: % of GDP (%)

42.8

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Gross Fixed Capital Formation (USD mn)

8,168.519

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Gross National Product (GNP) (USD mn)

20,901.831

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Gross Savings Rate (%)

34.5

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Forecast: GDP PPP Per Capita (PPP Intl $)

3,303.826

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita (USD)

1,067.057

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Forecast: Real GDP Growth (%)

1.210

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Total Trade of Goods & Services: % of Nominal GDP (%)

75.106

2017

yearly

1957 - 2017

Production Last Frequency Range
Industrial Production Index Growth (%)

1.4

Dec 2018

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Dec 2018

Minerals Production (Metric Ton)

2,100,259.000

2018

yearly

2009 - 2018

Gold Production (kg)

4,373.000

2017

yearly

1990 - 2017

Silver Production (Metric Ton)

15.000

2016

yearly

1986 - 2016

Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%)

-16.3

2019

yearly

2001 - 2019

Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn)

-1,071.645

Aug 2020

monthly

Nov 2015 - Aug 2020

Tax Revenue (USD mn)

1,598.989

Jul 2020

monthly

Nov 2015 - Jul 2020

Government Debt: % of GDP (%)

36.3

2019

yearly

2014 - 2019

Forecast: Government Expenditure (ZMK bn)

111.476

2025

yearly

2000 - 2025

Forecast: Government Net Debt (ZMK bn)

579.044

2025

yearly

2000 - 2025

Forecast: Government Revenue (ZMK bn)

111.124

2025

yearly

2000 - 2025

Demographic and Labour Market Last Frequency Range
Population (Person mn)

18.4

2020

yearly

1950 - 2020

Labour Force Participation Rate (%)

74.6

2020

yearly

1990 - 2020

Employed Persons (Person)

6,799,267.220

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Unemployment Rate (%)

11.41

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Monthly Earnings (USD)

307

2018

yearly

2017 - 2018

Labour Productivity Growth (%)

-2.04

2019

yearly

1992 - 2019

Forecast: Population (Person mn)

21.892

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Forecast: Employment (Person mn)

0.000

yearly

-

Forecast: Unemployment Rate (%)

0.000

yearly

-

ZM: Unemployment (Person th)

382.660

2018

yearly

2017 - 2018

Domestic Trade and Household Survey Last Frequency Range
Number of Registered Vehicles (Unit)

40,746

2019

yearly

2007 - 2019

Motor Vehicle Sales: Commercial Cars (Unit)

2,161.000

Dec 2019

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2019

Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars (Unit)

1,094.000

Dec 2019

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2019

Inflation Last Frequency Range
Consumer Price Index CPI Growth (%)

15.7

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1986 - Sep 2020

CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change (%)

15.216

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Sep 2020

Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth (%)

7.000

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%)

6.109

2025

yearly

2000 - 2025

Trade Balance (USD mn)

283.1

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Aug 2020

Total Exports (USD mn)

840.0

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2020

Total Exports Growth (%)

176.6

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2004 - Sep 2020

Aluminum: Exports (USD th)

4,547.345

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicament (USD th)

2,889.801

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

656.557

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Total Imports (USD mn)

1,141.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Jun 2020

Total Imports Growth (%)

3.4

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2004 - Aug 2020

Imports: Medicament (USD th)

134,827.009

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

41,966.151

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Total Imports from USA (USD mn)

10.756

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1981 - Aug 2020

Total Exports to China (USD mn)

170.297

Sep 2020

monthly

Nov 1998 - Sep 2020

Total Imports from China (USD mn)

67.945

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1992 - Aug 2020

Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn)

-47.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2020

Current Account Balance (USD mn)

210.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2020

Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%)

0.9

2019

yearly

2010 - 2019

Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn)

355.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2020

Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%)

3.2

2019

yearly

2010 - 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn)

33.171

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2020

Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%)

-0.3

2019

yearly

2010 - 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn)

0.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2020

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn)

32.945

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2020

External Debt (USD mn)

9,769.5

Mar 2019

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Mar 2019

External Debt: % of GDP (%)

33.9

2018

yearly

2011 - 2018

Net International Investment Position (USD mn)

-29,288.390

2019

yearly

2006 - 2019

Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn)

0.136

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%)

12.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2020

Non-Performing Loans (USD mn)

266.019

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2011 - Jun 2020

Money Supply M2 (USD mn)

4,396.456

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1997 - Sep 2020

M2 Growth (%)

41.5

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1998 - Aug 2020

Reserve Requirement Ratio (%)

9.0

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2004 - Sep 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn)

1,430.8

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2010 - Jul 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA)

2.8

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2010 - Aug 2020

Total Deposits (USD mn)

4,423.083

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jun 2020

Total Deposits Growth (%)

26.5

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Jun 2020

Domestic Credit (USD mn)

4,793.4

Sep 2020

monthly

Dec 2001 - Sep 2020

Domestic Credit Growth (%)

40.4

Sep 2020

monthly

Dec 2002 - Sep 2020

Total Loans (USD mn)

2,128.576

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jun 2020

Total Loans Growth (%)

18.98

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Jun 2020

Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%)

12.63

2019

yearly

1965 - 2019

Banking Statistics Last Frequency Range
Liquid Assets Ratio (%)

45.0

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2020

Capital Adequacy Ratio (%)

21.1

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2011 - Jun 2020

Interest and Foreign Exchange Rates Last Frequency Range
Bank Lending Rate (% pa)

25.320

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Oct 2020

Exchange Rate against USD (ZMW/USD)

19.827

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1957 - Sep 2020

Policy Rate (% pa)

8.00

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Sep 2020

Short Term Interest Rate (% pa)

14.00

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Sep 2020

Short Term Government Bond Yield (% pa)

14.00

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Sep 2020

Energy Last Frequency Range
Electricity Production (GWh)

14,786

2019

yearly

1971 - 2019

Tourism Last Frequency Range
Tourism Revenue Growth (%)

13.6

2018

yearly

1998 - 2018

Financial Market Last Frequency Range
Equity Market Index (02Jan1997=100)

3,809.2

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2018 - Oct 2020

Market Capitalization: % of GDP (%)

35.6

2015

yearly

2010 - 2015

Market Capitalization (USD mn)

5,301.296

Feb 2019

monthly

Jan 2002 - Feb 2019

Transport and Telecommunications Last Frequency Range
Motor Vehicle Registered (Unit th)

370.000

2015

yearly

2005 - 2015

Number of Subscriber Fixed Line (Unit)

96,719.000

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Number of Subscriber Mobile (Person)

17,220,607.000

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Teledensity: Fixed Line (Number)

0.542

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Teledensity: Mobile (Number)

96.414

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Exports: ICT Goods (USD th)

10,582.886

2018

yearly

2000 - 2018

Exports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

5,675.347

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Television (USD th)

150.035

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: ICT Goods (USD th)

412,342.269

2018

yearly

2000 - 2018

Imports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

133,012.356

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Television (USD th)

35,740.859

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

ZM: Railways: Goods Transported (Ton-km mn)

297.000

2017

yearly

1995 - 2017

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