Zimbabwe’s exports are predominantly agricultural commodities, minerals and low value-added goods.
Platinum – Zimbabwe is the world’s number three platinum producer
Other minerals exported include diamonds, gold, metal alloys.
The bulk of agricultural exports consist of tobacco, mainly flue-cured Virginia, and smaller amounts of burley and oriental. About 99% of the tobacco crop is exported, the balance being processed locally.
Apart from tobacco the other major agricultural exports include sugar, tea, coffee, cotton, fruit and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, seeds, maize, small grains and oilseeds.
The country also exports animals and birds, beef and dairy products, wildlife and poultry meat, as well as exotic livestock meat and products.
The major trading partners of Zimbabwe are South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, Botswana and Netherlands.