Zimbabwe-U.S. Trade Increases 18% in First Eight Months of 2011

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Trade between Zimbabwe and the U.S. rose 46 percent in the first eight months of 2011 compared with a year earlier.

The two countries traded goods worth $94 million during the period, Charles Ray, the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, said in a statement on his embassy’s website. Bilateral trade grew 18 percent in 2010 compared with 2009, he said.

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