Source
Central bank

Bank of Uganda

International Reserves

US$ 3.338 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 26 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

59 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
6.5% 6.8% 10.0% 7.0% 8.1% 10.4% 4.1% 6.2%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
6.2% 2.8% 6.0% 6.4%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 673 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,551 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.03% 0.04% 0.04% 0.06% 0.07%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 23.1% 
  • industry: 26.9% 
  • services: 50% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
18.7% 14.0% 5.4% 6.3%

*Estimate

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

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
26.8% 29.3% 31.1% 33.9% 36.0%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-6.7% -3.1% -3.5% -3.7% -2.9%

*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
2010* 2011 2012**
US$1.788 billion US$7.727 billion US$7.294 billion

*2010 Estimate   *2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Uganda

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -3.212 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-12.555% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

22.9% (2013)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01% (2012)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.04% (2012)

Total exports

US$3.156 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$4.858 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals

Exports - major partners

Kenya 12.3%, Rwanda 10.3%, UAE 10.2%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.4%, Netherlands 6.1%, Germany 5.6%, Italy 4.4% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Kenya 15.6%, UAE 15.4%, China 12.8%, India 11.7%, South Africa 4.1%, Japan 4% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$894 million US$1,205 million US$1,146 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$-1 million US$0 US$-1 million  
Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$257 million US$0 US$0 US$0
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: 132 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 151 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 117 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 126 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 42 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 115 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 164 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 98 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 143 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 178 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 79 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

122

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 91 Score: 59.9 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+3

Total area

241,038 sq km

Capital

Kampala

Currency

Ugandan shillings (UGX)

Government type

republic

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 capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic

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
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
17.571 million 24.213 million 33.425 million 38.04 million 44.744 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
4.4% 8% 12% 15%
Population median age

15.5 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

3.24% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

54.46 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

 73.2% (2010 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

62.9% (2013)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

44.6 (2013)
(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  0.6%   Mobile  44.1% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

 

Internet users as % of total population

16.20% (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)

Kampala 194th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.1 (2010)

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