Bloomberg News

Zimbabwe Exports Rose 14% in First Quarter, Herald Reports

May 22, 2012

Zimbabwe’s exports rose 14 percent from a year earlier to $900 million in the first quarter, the state-controlled Herald said, citing a central bank report.

Imports rose 41 percent to $1.85 billion, the Harare-based Herald said on its website. Mineral exports made up 73 percent of the total, followed by tobacco at 11 percent, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Brian Latham in Johannesburg at blatham@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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