General profile: Uganda

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
45.854 Millions
3 587.052 UGX/US$
42 587 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 200 520 km²
2.21 %
3.95 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+1.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
813
1 619
2 267
(e) 4 193
Merchandise imports
2 054
4 664
5 528
(e) 8 784
Merchandise trade balance
-1 241
-3 046
-3 261
(e) -4 591
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
32 %32 %15 %15 %4 %4 %49 %49 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
1 1615645273671971 161564527367197
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
526
1 304
2 061
(e) 1 852
Services imports
609
1 803
2 378
(e) 3 211
Services trade balance
-83
-499
-317
(e) -1 359
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
1.4
3.2
6.7
(e) 9.3
Travel
72.2
60.1
50.3
(e) 47.4
Other services
26.4
36.6
43.0
(e) 43.3
TRADE INDICES
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14116414912812811410087928879687069614743393533312710810498951031061009892961049892868482828081817986
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
11 158
30 701
29 297
42 587
GDP per capita, current US$
399
949
782
929
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
10.01
19.93
6.39
3.95
Current account balance, % of GDP
0.44
-5.24
-5.70
(e) -8.14
Exchange rate (/US$)
1 780.540
2 177.558
3 240.645
3 587.052
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
71.310.224.011.822.471.310.224.011.822.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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0 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
379.81
543.87
737.65
1 142.21
FDI outflows
..
37.21
0.28
0.35
Personal remittances, % of GDP
2.88
3.92
3.59
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 051.21 424.51 338.11 165.71 146.1902.2887.6940.7913.3816.2770.8781.1723.5451.6411.0321.8310.5298.8441.8348.6238.11 1428741 2741 0558036267381 0591 0961 205894544842729792644380295202185151181FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Balance, % of GDP
-7.93
-8.93
-8.92
(e) -10.21
Balance, % of imports
-37.61
-44.35
-35.77
(e) -40.57
Normalized balance
-0.232
-0.285
-0.218
(e) -0.254
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
4032364137354133534141313446423734
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
26%Urban 26%Rural
74%Rural 74%
OTHER INDICATORS
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Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
..
..
40
..
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
..
..
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
2.02
5.65
1.42
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
7.54
7.42
5.24
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 20 October 2022