Agri-Income tops in Zimbabwe

The main source of income in Zimbabwe is the sale of agricultural produce at 48.4%, a recent survey by that country’s statistical agency Zimstats has shown. According to the Poverty Income Consumption and Expenditure Survey 2011/12 Report released this week, the main source of income in Zimbabwe is the sale of agricultural produce followed by salaries and wages which accounted for 31.9%. The survey however showed that in terms of value, wages and salaries contribute 66.2% to average annual gross income followed by agricultural income which contributes 17.5% to average gross income. The informal sector is also a major source of income with the value of non-farm output of the informal sector at US$ 2.1bn. The persons with the highest primary income in Zimbabwe are managers earning an average annual gross income of US$ 10 586, followed by technicians and associate professionals earning and average gross primary income of US$ 6 229. Average annual gross income is $2 154 which equates to $5.90 a day. The survey also showed that 77% of the employed persons in Zimbabwe earn gross monthly primary incomes of less than US$ 351.

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