About the Republic of Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwean economy is essentially agriculture-based, but a strong manufacturing, mining, tourism, and services sector also exist. The economy has, therefore, a highly diversified industrial base that provides investors with a plethora of investment opportunities. The main sectors of the economy are manufacturing, which contributes 19% to GDP, agriculture (16%), mining (4%), tourism and distribution (16%), transport and communication (8%) and finance and insurance (7.2%).
Zimbabwe has emerged from a protracted land reform exercise, which was motivated and inspired by Government’s desire to create equity and justice in the distribution of land as a natural heritage and a basic means of production for the majority of the indigenous people. With the land reform now accomplished, Government policy is now focused on cultivating and promoting win-win investment partnerships across all sectors of the Zimbabwean economy, on the back of the vast opportunities that remain untapped in the mining, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and the financial services sector. With a fully developed, stable and fully functional financial services sector, Zimbabwe is a highly competitive investment destination, supported by an accommodating, flexible and world-class investment regulatory environment.
The country also has a high rate of literacy, averaging around 90%, meaning that Zimbabwe is one of the best-endowed countries in the world with respect to human capacities and expertise.
Ministry of Industry & Commerce
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1934
Tel: (263-4) 754419
Fax: (263-4) 753450
Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries
P.O. Box 3794
Tel: (263-4) 739833
Tlx: 22073 ZW
Export Promotion Board
109 Rotten Row
P.O. Box 5950