MOZAMBIQUE

Many challenges ahead

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HIGH RISK for enterprise

  • Economic risk

  • Business environment risk

  • Political risk

  • Commercial risk

  • Financing risk

  • Economic risk

  • Business environment risk

  • Political risk

  • Commercial risk

  • Financing risk

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GDP USD 14,458bn (World ranking 126, World Bank 2018)
Population 29,5mn (World ranking 47, World Bank 2018)
Form of state Republic
Head of government Filipe NYUSI
Next elections 2019, presidential and legislative
  • Strong net Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in recent years
  • Immense natural gas reserves, and substantial oil reserves
  • Rapidly urbanizing population offers growth and consumer potential
  • Sovereign debt crisis
  • Weak structural business environment and infrastructure.
  • Vulnerable to natural disasters, including floods
  • Democratic credentials have a limited track record and, in particular, hand-over of power to opposition forces after elections has yet to be tested
  • Although poverty indicators have improved, UN development indicators suggest that the quality of life remains generally poor
  • High incidence of HIV/AIDS, with associated social and economic costs
  • Dependence on aid flows and grants & loans

Trade structure by destination/origin

(% of total)

Exports Rank Imports
Netherlands 18%
1
32% South Africa
South Africa 15%
2
14% China
India 12%
3
8% India
China 7%
4
4% Netherlands
Italy 6%
5
4% UAE

Trade structure by product

(% of total)

Exports Rank Imports
Non-ferrous metals 28%
1
14% Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
Coal, coke and briquettes 16%
2
5% Road vehicles
Tobacco and tobacco manufactures 6%
3
5% Cereals and cereal preparations
Non metallic mineral manufactures, n.e.s. 6%
4
5% Iron and steel
Vegetables and fruits 6%
5
4% Metalliferous ores and metal scrap
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