Overview of the Printing Industry in Zimbabwe and How to Buy Printers and Ink

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An Overview of Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe has a population of 15.09 million.
  • Capital: Harare
  • Official Language: Shona
  • Total Area: 390,757 km²
  • Currency: US Dollar

Economic Statistics of Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe has reached a GDP of 37.04 billion USD. Its largest industries are
  1. Mining
  2. Metals
  3. Wood Products
  4. Chemicals
  5. Clothing
  • The breakdown of Zimbabwe’ GDP Composition includes
  1. Services (65.8%)
  2. Industry (22.2%)
  3. Agriculture (12.0%)
  • The main importers of Zimbabwe’s goods are
  1. South Africa (51.48%)
  2. UAE (18.14%)
  3. Unspecified (14.74%)
  4. Mozambique (9.71%)
  5. Zambia (1.65%)
  • While the main exporters to Zimbabwe are
  1. South Africa (39.28%)
  2. Singapore (21.66%)
  3. China (5.71%)
  4. United Kingdom (3.61%)
  5. Japan (3.45%)

The Printing Industry in Zimbabwe

  • As the economy in Zimbabwe has grown, there is an increased need to buy printers, consumables such as inks and makeups and cleaning solutions.
  • Zimbabwe’s print industry strives to be the best in marketing and advertising, helping Zimbabweans compete successfully in marketing & advertising of their products and services throughout Zimbabwe and the globe.
  • New technology has helped in that respect; a smaller print-run is now possible, meaning that publishers can take a chance on books that are not likely to sell in big numbers, including fiction and poetry.
  • With rising digitalization, printing firms are recommended to be more than just a printer in this age and offer a variety of services while adopting the digital printing model and automating most of their operations for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • As a result, more people in Zimbabwe are looking for printers for sale whether from domestic sources or via imports.

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The Packaging Industry in Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe’s packaging industry specializes in metal packaging, paper packaging, textile packaging, plastic packaging, glass packaging, and wood packaging.
  • The largest companies by turnover in Zimbabwe in the packaging industry are Broadway, Packaging, PVT, Universal Packaging, Quality Grain, and Pipers.
  • The increased demand in manufactured products has led many companies in the industry to invest in new production facilities.
  • This boosting economy in Zimbabwe will continue to drive demand for industrial inkjet printer, printing equipment, printing parts, printing consumables such as inks, make ups and cleaning solutions.

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The Manufacturing Industry in Zimbabwe

  • About 70 percent of the population depends on the agricultural sector for subsistence and the sector contributes approximately 40 percent of overall exports.
  • While in both countries the role of private foreign investment has been extremely important, in the Côte d’Ivoire industrial expansion has been dominated by foreigners, while in Zimbabwe, although ‘settlers’ dominated up to the late 1970s, an effective process of indigenization has begun and is continuing.
  • The chemical industry of Zimbabwe offers a varied range of products including fertilizers, pesticides, paints and varnishes, pharmaceuticals, soaps and cleansing products, perfumes and cosmetics. There is potential for this industry to improve into the more technical applications of manufacturing.
  • Hence, Zimbabwe’s expanding manufacturing sector has increased demand for printing and industrial ink such as Videojet ink, Inkjet refills, and Hitachi parts.

Sea Ports and Trading Hubs of Zimbabwe

  1. Dar es Salaam
  2. Chiredzi
  3. Rusape
  4. Thompson Junction

How to Buy Citronix Printers

Camainks uses the Port of Dar es Salaam when exporting printing products to Zimbabwe

For importing Inkjet printers, Citronix printers, Videojet inks, and other spare parts, Camainks uses the largest port of Dar es Salaam when exporting to our clients in Zimbabwe. We have exported items such as inkjet printers, CIJ printers, laser printers, and specialized brands of printer consumables including:

  • Videojet inks
  • Domino inks
  • Citronix CIJ inks
  • and other printer spare parts

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What Printers and Ink Do Zimbabwe Import?

Although Zimbabwe does have some manufacturers for printers and ink like Risograph ink and Domino Inkjet printer, Zimbabwe still needs to import from countries such as South Africa, Singapore, China, UK, and Japan. This demand for importing printers and ink in Zimbabwe is due to its fast-growing economy. Some printers, ink, and related consumables that Zimbabwe imports from these countries include,

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What Regulations Are There on Importing Printers and Ink to Zimbabwe?

  • Zimbabwe's trade policy objectives are to elevate trade as the engine for sustainable economic growth and development, and to stimulate the productive sectors of the economy towards higher productivity, efficiency, and international competitiveness.
  • The Zimbabwe-Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) Programme controls the importation of hazardous and sub-standard products. Bureau Veritas has been appointed by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to verify and assess conformity of goods in the source (exporting) country (pre-shipment verification).
  • Zimbabwe is mostly hampered by import restrictions and restricted access to the services market, and is dependent on the export of minerals to China and the imports of energy and consumption goods from South Africa.
  • Zimbabwe is a founding Member to the WTO since 1995. Its simple average MFN tariff is 17.8 per cent in 2012. While average tariffs on most agricultural and non-agricultural products range between 6 per cent and 33 per cent, beverages together with tobacco, and clothing have exceptionally high average tariffs, which are 47.6 per cent and 88.2 per cent respectively (WTO 2012).
  • The transit through Zimbabwe of hazardous substances is prohibited unless under a transit permit and— (a) such substances are exported by or imported to a State— (i) that is a contracting party to the Basel Convention; or (ii) under a bilateral or multilateral agreement to which both States are a party.
  • Because inks contain hazardous chemicals, it is important to follow Zimbabwe’s import regulations.

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Why Should Zimbabwe Import Printers and Ink?

  1. Availability - The local industry has limited capacity and some clients in Zimbabwe require printers and ink promptly.
  2. High Product Cost - Given the domestic competition in Zimbabwe, printers and the continuous ink supply are more expensive to buy domestically than on the world market.
  3. Product Quality - While most international suppliers have a good brand reputation and quality, some smaller domestic manufacturers in Zimbabwe can have variant product quality.

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Where Can I Buy Printers and Ink for Zimbabwe?

If you are looking for individual use printers and inks, there are many domestic manufacturers and distributors available in Zimbabwe. However, if you looking for large quantities of inks, make ups and cleaning solutions, Camainks has been exporting print products such as Videojet ink, Linx printing technologies, and Markem Imaje 2200 to clients in Zimbabwe. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation. We also ship worldwide; for other countries, check out our experience here.