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Country Presentation on Zimbabwe


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This was our Presentation for the International Business relation class MBA Course.

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Country Presentation on Zimbabwe

  1. 1. Facts & FiguresPresident: Robert Mugabe (1980)Land area: 149,293 sq mi (386,669 sq km); totalarea: 150,804 sq mi (390,580 sq km)Population (2009 est.): 11,392,629 (growth rate: 1.5%);birth rate: 31.5/1000; infant mortality rate: 32.3/1000; lifeexpectancy: 45.7; density per sq mi: 82Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Harare, 2,331,400(metro. area), 1,919,700 (city proper)Other large cities: Bulawayo, 965,000; Chitungwiza, 411,700Monetary unit: Zimbabwean dollar
  2. 2. Languages: English (official), Shona, Ndebele (Sindebele),numerous minor tribal dialectsEthnicity/race: African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%,other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%Religions: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs)50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim andother 1%Literacy rate: 91% (2003 est.)
  4. 4. Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $2.211 billion; per capita $200. Real growthrate: –6.1%.Inflation: 10, 453% official data; private sector estimates are much higher (yearend 2007est.).Unemployment: 80%.Arable land: 8%.Agriculture: corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts; sheep, goats, pigs.Labor force: 4.032 million (2007); agriculture 66%, services 24%, industry 10% (1996). Industries: mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, clay, numerous metallic andnonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing andfootwear, foodstuffs, beverages.Natural resources: coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium,lithium, tin, platinum group metals.Exports: $1.766 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.): cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys,textiles/clothing.Imports: $2.055 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.): machinery and transport equipment, othermanufactures, chemicals, fuels.Major trading partners: South Africa, Switzerland, UK, China, Germany, Botswana (2004).
  5. 5. Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 331,700 (2006); mobilecellular: 832,500 (2006).Radio broadcast stations: AM 7, FM 20 (plus 17 repeater stations), shortwave 1(1998). Radios: 1.14 million (1997).Television broadcast stations: 16 (1997).Televisions: 370,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 6 (2000).Internet users: 1 million (2005).