Source
Central bank

Bank of Mozambique

International Reserves

US$ 3.353 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 17 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

31 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
6.5% 8.8% 8.4% 8.7% 7.3% 6.8% 6.3% 7.1%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
7.3% 7.2% 7.1% 8.3%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 655 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,170 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.03% 0.03%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 28.7% 
  • industry: 24.9% 
  • services: 46.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
10.4% 2.1% 4.2% 5.6%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
45.8% 39.6% 41.9% 43.3% 47.0%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-4.3% -5.1% -4.0% -4.6% -12.4%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: B1

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Mozambique

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -7.423 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-42.781% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

32.2% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 3.920 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

aluminum, prawns, cashews, cotton, sugar, citrus, timber; bulk electricity

Total imports

US$ 7.068 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, vehicles, fuel, chemicals, metal products, foodstuffs, textiles

Exports - major partners

South Africa 31.3%, Belgium 12.8%, China 9%, Italy 7.9%, Spain 6.2%, India 5.8% (2012)

Imports - major partners

South Africa 30.5%, China 12.3%, India 11.6%, US 5.1%, Portugal 4.8%, Australia 4.5% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 2,663 million US$ 5,629 million US$ 5,935 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 3 million US$ 3 million US$ 0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 139 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 95 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 145 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 152 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 52 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 131 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 129 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 77 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 171 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 148 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

133

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 128 Score: 55.0 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+2

Total area

799,380 sq km

Capital

Maputo

Currency

meticais (MZM)

Government type

republic

Languages

Emakhuwa 26.1%, Xichangana 11.3%, Portuguese 8.8% (official; spoken by 27% of population as a second language), Elomwe 7.6%, Cisena 6.8%, Echuwabo 5.8%, other Mozambican languages 32%, other foreign languages 0.3%, unspecified 1.3% (1997 census)

Religions

Roman Catholic 28.4%, Muslim 17.9%, Zionist Christian 15.5%, Protestant 12.2% (includes Pentecostal 10.9% and Anglican 1.3%), other 6.7%, none 18.7%, unspecified 0.7% (2007 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
14.619 million 18.276 million 23.967 million 26.491 million 29.867 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
3.7% 13% 29% 32%
Population median age

16.9 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.45% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

52.6 years (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

56.1% (2010 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

82.5% (2009)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

45.7 (2009)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 4
Civil Liberties: 3 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  0.3%   Mobile  48.0% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

5.40% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Maputo 122nd (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.1 (2010)

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