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Focus : Africa
Helping Indian companies do business with Africa
INDIA : India’s Trade with the African Region notched US$ 38.96 Billion in the year 2009-10 (DGCI&S provisional figures) constituting 8.37% share in India’s total trade. Trade with the region has grown at a CAGR of 18.10% from US$ 4.48 Billion in 1996-97.
AFRICA : 54 Countries, 1 billion people, US$ 1.01 Billion of trade. Imports worth US$ 468 billion include Mineral Fuels, Oils, Machinery, Vehicles including Boats, Ships, Aircrafts, Electronics & Electricals, Iron & Steel & Articles thereof, Cereals, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, etc.

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Country at a Glance

Southern Africa


Country Head
President: Robert Mugabe


11,392,629 (July 2009)   

$332 Mn (2009 est.)

GDP Per Capita
$ 200 (2008)       

Main Language




Zimbabwe is located in the Southern part of Africa and has a total area of 390,757sq km. The country is bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Zimbabwe is further divided into 10 provinces. The following table shows the list 10 provinces of Zimbabwe:

10 provinces of Zimbabwe

 The agriculture, tourism and mining are the prominent sectors of the economy.
The agriculture sector accounts for 19.1% of the GDP and employs 66% of the labor force. There is a wide variety of crops which are produced in this region, the most prominent of them being corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane and peanuts.

Though the mining sector on accounts for less than 10% of the GDP and provides employment to less than 5% of the employed labor force, its significance in the economy is due to the major share of foreign exchange it earns. Zimbabwe has the world’s largest platinum reserves. The other prominent minerals are gold, coal, asbestos, copper, nickel and iron ore.

Zimbabwe is home to the Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwean Ruins and Hwange National Park. The tourism sector of Zimbabwe has been steadily declining since the outbreak of cholera and the bad publicity the country received due to the violence in March 2008 and hence limited the sectors potential in its contribution to the nation’s growth. The government of Zimbabwe re-introduced price control in the industry in August 2008 as the prices increased rampantly which had made tourism services very expensive for both domestic as well as the international tourists.

Apex Bodies

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries

Ministry of Industry and International Trade  

Women in Business   


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Useful Information

Government Website

Government portal:
Ministry of Industry and International Trade:
Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries:
 Ministry of Finance:    

Industry Association

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries :

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