During 2015, the mining sector remained the country’s major productive industry with very high contribution in exports and government revenue but progressively lower contribution in investment, GDP and employments as described below.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
According to the information from the Zambia Chamber of Mines Since the early 2000s to date, the mining sector has attracted investment in excess of USD 13.13 billion. Below are the amounts spent on major investment projects from 2000 to date according to information received from the Zambia Chamber of Mines.
Zambia still has an exceptionally high level of macro-economic dependence on mining by international standards. Compared to other countries, mining makes an unusually large contribution to total national investment and to total foreign direct investment. declined further to 1.05% in 2015.
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