"This Investment brief presents a simplified profile of the manufacturing industry in Zambia. The objective of the brief is to provide quick insights on the Zambian economy and the existing investment opportunities in the manufacturing sector. Zambia’s macroeconomic prospects have been impressive over the past decade, recording an average growth rate of 7.8% over the period 2004 to 2013. In 2014, the economy is expected to attain a growth rate of 6.5% and projections indicate that this growth trajectory will continue with the country attaining real GDP growth rates of 7.3% and 7.9% in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Notably, the country was named one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world in 2014."