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TitleAccelerating Export Growth in Zambia
AuthorBanda, Bernard; Simumba, Joseph
Date of Publication2013
PublisherZambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
Number of Pages2 pages
Geographical CoverageZambia
KeywordsEconomic Growth
AbstractExport-transactions data for the period 1999-2011 in Zambia suggests that much of the growth in the value of exports has been driven by the contribution of new exporters than pre-existing exporters. The catastrophic growth among pre-existing exporters is explained by the high death rate that occurs within the first two years of exporting. Approximately between 50%- 60% of exporters will not survive beyond the year of export commencement. We discuss the potentially important policy implications of these rather surprising results relative to the sizeable evidence that shows it is the deepening of export values among existing exporters that drives much of the year-on-year growth in exports for many advanced and developing countries.
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