Zambia to cut budget deficit, sees higher 2017 GDP growth Photo credit: Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg ... This will create dynamic SMEs that will contribute to growth and generate jobs. ... The mining sector contributes over 70 percent of Zambia's total export earnings. This sector will thus continue to play a pivotal role in the economy.
Feb 12, 2018· This is good news for the Zambian economy, which has historically been based on a mining industry that contributes around 12 percent to Zambia's GDP. Copper accounts for 77% of the country's exports of goods, according to the World Bank.