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US$ 181.42mn
total bilateral trade during FY 2020-21

US$ 355mn

credit announced by India for Zimbabwe in 2018

9,500
Overseas Indians including successful entrepreneurs

Mining

Zimbabwe has strong deposits of the most valuable metals and minerals such as platinum, gold and diamonds; the nation is also rich in coal and iron ore

Commercial Farming

Commercial level farming of crops such as cotton, tobacco, coffee, peanuts and various fruits contribute considerably to the national economy and has opened up investment opportunities

Tourism

With natural treasures such as the Victoria Falls and several wildlife reserves, Zimbabwe has a strong tourism market that contributes heavily to the economy

India's Exports and Imports to Zimbabwe

Value in US$ m

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 223.96 205.09 109.08 163.54 181.72
2 %Growth -8.43 -46.81 49.92 11.12
3 India’s Total Export 3,10,338.48 2,62,291.09 2,75,852.43 3,03,526.16 3,30,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.07 0.08 0.04 0.05 0.06
6 IMPORT 32.7 24.45 60.46 62.2 7.79
7 %Growth -25.23 147.3 2.88 -87.47
8 India’s Total Import 4,48,033.41 3,81,007.76 3,84,357.03 4,65,580.99 5,14,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.01 0
11 TOTAL TRADE 256.65 229.53 169.54 225.74 189.51
12 %Growth -10.57 -26.14 33.14 -16.05
13 India’s Total Trade 7,58,371.89 6,43,298.84 6,60,209.46 7,69,107.15 8,44,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.03 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.02
16 TRADE BALANCE 191.26 180.64 48.63 101.34 173.93
17 India’s Trade Balance -1,37,694.93 -1,18,716.67 -1,08,504.60 -1,62,054.83 -1,84,000.33

ZimTrade

+263-4-369-330/41; +263-86-770-0074

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188 Sam Nujoma Street Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Investment Authority

+263-4-757931/2/3/4/5/6

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109 Rotten Row, Harare, Zimbabwe

Indo-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry

+91-22-4060-6162; 2282-2009

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81/82, Mittal Court, 'C' Wing, 8th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Indian Trade Promotion Organisation

+91-11-2337-1540

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Pragati Bhawan, Pragati Maidan New Delhi-110001 (INDIA)

Embassy of India, Harare

hocembindia.org.zw

+263-4-795-955; 704-670

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No.12, Natal Road
Belgravia,
Post Box 4620
Harare, Zimbabwe

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Waters, incl. min. waters & aerated waters, cont. added sugar/oth. sweeteni … (220210)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Uncooked pasta, not stuffed/othw. prepd., not cont. eggs (190219)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Fish fillets; frozen, hake (Merluccius spp., Urophycis spp.) (030474)
    Fish; dried, whether or not salted but not smoked, other than edible fish offal, other than cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus) (030559)
    Fish; frozen, Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.), excluding fillets, livers, roes and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030355)
    Flours, meals and pellets, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (230120)
    PRPD/PRSVD MEAT MEAT OFFAL OF BOVINE ANIMALS (160250)

    fishexchange.mpeda.gov.in

    GROUND-NUT, NOT ROASTED OR OTHERWISE COOKED, WHETHER OR NOT SHELLED OR BROKEN-IN SHELLED WHETHER OR NOT BROKEN (120242)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Broken rice (100640)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in
Minerals

    Reserve: 10 billion tonnes (approximately)
    Production: 915,325 tonnes
    Export: US$ 122 million

    eoi.gov.in

    Production: 1,921,520 tonnes

    Reserve: 26 billion tonnes

    eoi.gov.in

    Export: US$ 12.7 million

    oec.world

    Production: 182,000 tons
    Export: US$ 15 million

    USGS Reportoec.world

    Ore

    Production: 16,617 tons
    Export: US$ 33.4 million

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priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Zimbabwe
  • Pearls and precious stones
  • Tobacco and tobacco substitutes
  • Cotton, coffee and tea
  • Mate and spices
  • Wood and articles of wood
India's top export to Zimbabwe
  • Pumps, irrigation equipment
  • Pharmaceutical items
  • Electrical components
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Chemicals and products
  • Transportation machinery

Bilateral Investors

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