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Zimbabwe:

 
     
   
 

Overview

 
 

Trade

 
 

Climate, Land & Agriculture

 
 

Major Industrial Activities

 
 

Environmental information & data

 
 

Jute Statistics

 
 

Jute Industries and Traders

 
 

Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute

 
 

IJO and IJSG Collaboration

 
     
   
 

Overview:

 
 

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Total Population: 12.5 million

Agricultural Population: 7 144 including forestry and fisheries (1000s)

Total labor force: 3.856 million (2011 est.)

Labor force - by occupation: 66%

Total GDP: U.S. $7.48 billion (IMF 2010)

GDP - real growth rate: 9.01 %.( IMF2010)

GDP – per capita: $594.(IMF2010)

GDP - composition by sector:

Agriculture: 20.4%

Industry: 24.6%

Services: 54.9% (2011 est.)

 

Investment (gross fixed): 21.9% of GDP (2011 est.)

Unemployment rate: 80%

Industries: mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, diamonds, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages

Industrial production growth rate: 5.7% (2011 est.)

 
     
   
 

Trade:

 
 

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Total Exports: $2.317 billion (2010 est.)

Exports commodities: platinum, cotton, Cotton seed, Cotton lint, Molasses, tobacco, Tea, Raw Sugar Oranges, bananas, gold, ferroalloys, textiles/clothing

Total Import: $3.673 billion (2010 est.) retain

Imports commodities: machinery and transport equipment, other manufactures, chemicals, fuels, food products (wheat, Maize, Flour of Maize, Rice Broken, Sugar Refined etc)

      CO2 emissions (kt): N/A
 
     
   
 

Climate, Land & Agriculture:

 
 

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Climate:  Mostly subtropical (Tropical climate with a rainy season usually from late October to March)

Total Agricultural Land Area: N/A

Land area (1000 ha): 38 685

Land Use:

Arable land (1000 ha): 3 730
Permanent crops (1000 ha): 120
Pastures (1000 ha): 12 100
Irrigated land (1000 ha): 174

 

     Major Agricultural commodities: Corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane,

    peanuts; sheep, goats, pigs

 
     
   
 

Major Industrial Activities:

 
 

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      wood products, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs.  
     
   
 

Environmental information & data:

 
 

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Environment - current issues

deforestation; soil erosion; land degradation; air and water pollution; the black rhinoceros herd - once the largest concentration of the species in the world - has been significantly reduced by poaching; poor mining practices have led to toxic waste and heavy metal pollution

 
     
   
 

Jute Statistics:

 
 

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Present status of jute sector

 
 

Zimbabwe in jute production (world ranking)

2010

3700MT.

8th

2009

3277MT.

8th

2008

3660MT.

7th

2007

2729MT.

10th

 
     
     
 

Jute materials exported in recent years:

 
 

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

2008

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

2009

Woven fabric of jute or other bast fibres   

2010

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

2010

Woven fabric of jute/bast fibre, not unbleach/bleache

2010

 
     
 

Imported jute products

Last five years Zimbabwe imported huge amount of jute and allied products from various countries which includes:

  Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

  Woven fabric of jute or other bast fibres

  Woven fabric of jute/bast fibre, not unbleach/bleache

  Yarn of jute, bast fibre except flax, true hemp, rami

  Jute and other textile bast fibres, raw or retted

For example: in 2007 Zimbabwe imported 6000MT of jute, kenaf & allied fibers. In 2009,the country imported 2200 MT of jute & related products.

Import Quantity of Jute Bast Fibres (Total) in Zimbabwe - 1961-2008

Import Value of Jute Bast Fibers (Total) in Zimbabwe - 1961-2008

Jute materials exported in recent years

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

2008

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

2009

Woven fabric of jute or other bast fibres   

2010

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

2010

Woven fabric of jute/bast fibre, not unbleach/bleache

2010

 
     
   
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
 

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 lithang trading:

 WICK FARM, BOX 377, KADOMA, ZIMBABWE Kadoma Mashonaland

 West Zimbabwe, Phone: 263-4-621621-38,

 Key Personnel: Sammy Gutura

 

Acodev:

Bulawayo 263, Zimbabwe,

Buyer of Jute material, jute bags,

Member: Since 06 May 2009

 

Normative:

Zimbabwean Buyer of jute bags

166 Samora Machel ,Harare 22663, Zimbabwe,

Member Since
06 May 2009

            Contact Person: Vict

 
     
   
 

Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:  

 
 

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Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU)

Head Office: Physical Address
102 Fifie Avenue
Corner Sam Nujoma/ Fife Avenue
Tel: +263 4 251 861 - 7
Fax: +263 4 250 925
Web add.: www.zfu.org.zw, Email: zfu@zfu.org.zw

 

The Commercial Farmers Union Of Zimbabwe

Web Address: www.cfuzim.org

 

Ministry of Agriculture

Physical Address:

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development1 Borrowdale Road

Ngungunyana Building

Telephone: +263-4-700596/+263-4-706081

Fax: +263-4-734646

Website : www.moa.gov.zw

 
     
   
 

IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

 
 

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As there was no formal collaboration earlier, initiatives should be taken for making collaboration between IJSG and Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh has a foreign embassy in Zimbabwe but there is no diplomatic wing of Zimbabwe in Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe was neither the member of IJO nor IJSG before

 
     
     
     

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