Cumulative Total trade decreased by 5.2 % in Sep. 2022 compared to Sep. 2021
The cumulative total trade for the period January to September 2022 was K259.4 billion while that of 2021 for the same period was K273.8 billion, representing a 5.2 percent decrease (see Figure 11).
Figure 11: Cumulative Total Trade, (Jan-Sep) 2022 and 2021 (K’ Billions)
Total Exports and Imports by Mode of Transport, Jan – Sep 2022
The total value of exports via all modes of transport for the period January to September 2022 was K147.7 billion. Road transport accounted for the highest at K74.9 billion representing 50.7 percent share. Rail transport was second at K2.5 billion (1.7 percent) and Air transport was third accounting for K1.9 billion (1.3 percent). Other modes of transport accounted for K68.5 billion (46.4 percent).
In terms of volume, the total volume of exports for the period January to September 2022 was 4.7 million Mt, of which Road transport accounted for 4.0 million Mt, representing 85.2 percent. Rail transport accounted for 31.0 thousand Mt, representing 0.7 percent, Air transport accounted for 3.4 thousand Mt (0.1 percent), while other modes accounted for 662.3 thousand Mt (14.1 percent) (see Table 8).