Source
Central bank

Bank of Uganda

International Reserves

US$ 2.617 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 19.399 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

48.918 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
5.2% 8.7% 6.5% 6.8% 6.3% 10.8% 8.4% 8.8%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
7.2% 5.9% 6.7% 4.2%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 532 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,341 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.03% 0.03% 0.04% 0.06% 0.06%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 21.8% 
  • industry: 26.1% 
  • services: 52.1% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
14.2%(2008) 9.4% 6.5% 23.4%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
22.5% 22.2% 23.3% 29.2% 29.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-2.8% -2.4% -4.7% -7.2% -4%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B+

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$3.745 billion US$1.788 billion US$7.727 billion
Largest companies in Uganda

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -2.4 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-12.5% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

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

24% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$2.735 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

coffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products; gold

Total imports

US$5.528 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals

Exports - major partners

Sudan 15%, Kenya 10%, Rwanda 8.3%, UAE 7.8%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.6%, Netherlands 6%, Germany 5.7% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Kenya 15.3%, UAE 14.4%, India 9.5%, China 9.5%, South Africa 5.6%, Japan 4.5% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$842 million US$544 million(2009) US$792 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
N/A US$-3 million N/A  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) US$257 million(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(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 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(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 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 120 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 144 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 117 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 124 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 40 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 139 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 159 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 93 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 118 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 127 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 69 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

123

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 78 Score: 61.9 (Moderately Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

241,038 km2 (2006)

Capital

Kampala (2009)

Currency

Ugandan shillings (UGX) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capit

Religions

Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
12.66 million 17.73 million 24.43 million 35.65 million 41.93 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
4.4% 7.5% 12.1% 15.6%
Population median age

16 years (2010)

Population growth rate

3.2% (2011)

Life expectancy

54 years (2010)

Adult literacy

73% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

64.48% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

44.3 (2009)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:5
Civil Liberties:4 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

49.73% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

13.01% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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)

Kampala: 202nd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.1075 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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