International Trade in Uganda

International Trade in Uganda

For 5 years, the GDP growth rate has been increasing between 6.3% to 9.5% annually, driven by consumption and investment. However, the slowing down of the global economy has curbed demand and consequently export growth and has shrunk wire transfers from expatriate workers, leading to lower... Read more

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Overview About International Trade in Uganda

Economic Overview

For 5 years, the GDP growth rate has been increasing between 6.3% to 9.5% annually, driven by consumption and investment. However, the slowing down of the global economy has curbed demand and consequently export growth and has shrunk wire transfers from expatriate workers, leading to lower growth. Estimated at 5.8% in 2010, it should consolidate during the coming years.

Public authorities are implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) over a period of five years (2010/11-2014/15), based on the development of infrastructures and agriculture, and aimed at stimulating exports and removing growth barriers. In the shorter term, the government must face a hike in inflation and the reduction in international aid.

Despite a clearly shrinking poverty level and obvious progress in infant nutrition, education and health, Uganda is still classified amongst the Least Developed Countries (LDC) category. It is disadvantaged by having the world's highest demographical growth rate and faces significant regional disparities.

 

FDI in Figures

Uganda is the first among the East-African countries in terms of attracting FDIs. FDI stocks in terms of GDP increased between 2000 and 2008

News Related to International Trade in Uganda

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    [Observer]The Finance ministry is facing a parliamentary inquiry after it borrowed Shs 675bn locally to finance the war in South Sudan.

    Source: All Africa

  • Uganda: If You Cut One, Plant Two - Jul 16, 2014

    [IPS]Kampala -Olga Mugisa, 11-years-old, takes to the microphone in front of her peers, the Ugandan flag proudly draped behind her and green plants framing the stage. She has an important message to share with her fellow students: "If you cut one, plant two."

    Source: All Africa

  • Uganda: Wedding - Kibuuka Sees Daughter Off Into Marriage - Jul 16, 2014

    [Observer]It was one of those moments where a proud father-of-the-bride is so overcome by happiness, it comes with tears of joy.

    Source: All Africa