Source
Central bank

Bank of Uganda

International Reserves

USD 2.9 billion (2015)

World Bank, data retrieved January 2017

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 27.6 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 91.5 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
7.1% 8.1% 10.4% 8.1% 7.7% 6.8% 2.6%
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*    
4% 4.9% 4.8% 4.9% 5.5%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 653.2 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 2,163.2 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.03% 0.03% 0.04% 0.06% 0.07%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 24.5% 
  • industry: 21% 
  • services: 54.4%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017*
5.0% 3.1% 5.5% 5.5% 5.1%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
27.7% 31.2% 34.4% 36.5% 38.5%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-4% -3.5% -2.7% -4.7% -2.9%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's: B2

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A

 

Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD -2.5 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-8.9% (2017 estimate)

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

17.7% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01% (2015)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.04% (2015)

Total exports

USD 2.7 billion (2016 estimate)

Export commodities

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

Total imports

USD 4.7 billion (2016 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

Capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals

Exports - major partners

Rwanda 10.7%, UAE 9.9%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.8%, Kenya 9.7%, Italy 5.8%, Netherlands 4.8%, Germany 4.7%, China 4.1% (2015)

Imports - major partners

Kenya 16.4%, UAE 15.5%, India 13.4%, China 13.1% (2015)

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 1,096 million USD 1,059 million USD 1,057 million
FDI outflows
2013 2014 2015
USD -47.2 million USD 27.0 million USD 0.3 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

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Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

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Best countries for doing business

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

Overall ranking: 115 out of 190 countries (2017)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 165 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 64 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 116 out of 190 countries

Getting Credit: 44 out of 190 countries

Protecting Minority Investors: 106 out of 190 countries

Trading Across Borders: 136 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 75 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 151 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 161 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 111 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

113 out of 138 countries

(2016-2017)

Index of Economic Freedom

Ranking: 102 / Score: 59.26 (Mostly unfree) (2016)

(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)

Source
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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