This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Last Published: 4/5/2019


Zambia possesses the world’s highest-grade deposits of copper and is ranked the seventh largest copper producer in the world.  Copper contributes over 70 percent of the country’s foreign export earnings.  Zambia produces about 20 percent of the world’s emeralds.  The mining sector is governed and regulated by the Mines and Minerals Development Act No. 11 of 2015, which covers types of mining rights, acquisition of mining rights, rights/obligations conferred on the mining right holder, transferability of mining rights, safety, health and environment requirements, and provides for the environmental protection fund, mineral royalties, fees and charges, and export of minerals.

Sub-Sector Best Prospects

There are prospects in uranium, coal mining, and gas exploration.


Opportunities exist in exploration, mine services, water management, engineering, construction, and environmental services.

Key government and regulatory agencies

Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development
P.O. Box 31969
Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260-211 235306/ +260-211 237307
Zambia Development Agency
P.O Box 30819
Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260-211 220177/ +260-211 225270
Zambia Chamber of Mines
Mpile Office park
Cathedral Hill
74 Independence avenue
P.O.Box 51393 RW
Lusaka, Zambia
Telephone: +260 211 258383/4
Fax: +260 211 258383/4

Web Resources

Zambia Chamber of Mines       
Zambia Development Agency


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