Zimbabwe’s economy forecast to grow 3% next year – finance minister

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s economy is forecast to grow by 3% next year from a projected contraction of 6.5% this year, helped by improvements in agricultural output and electricity supplies, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Thursday.

Mthuli Ncube


Presenting the 2020 budget to parliament, Ncube also said the country’s budget deficit is projected at 1.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 from 4% of GDP this year. (Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe, writing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, editing by Andrew Heavens)

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