Zambia metal exports drop

MINERS processing copper at one of the mines on the Copperbelt.

ZAMBIA has recorded a decline in metal exports by about K1 billion due to a drop in copper exports in April.
Central Statistical Office (CSO) data indicate that metal exports decreased by 15.7 percent from over K6 billion in March to about K5 billion in April.
Since copper accounts for the largest proportion of traditional exports, any change in the volume and price has a direct bearing on the performance of metal exports.
CSO acting director of census and statistics Goodson Sinyenga said at the monthly briefing last week that the volume of copper exported in April decreased by 6.2 percent from over 85,000 tonnes in March to almost 80,000 tonnes in

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