Exporting guide to Mozambique

Overview

Mozambique has a population of over 30 million inhabitants and a wealth of natural resources. It's long southeast African coastline makes it ideally placed for trade with Europe and Asia.

Trade statistics

£333.0 million total UK exports to Mozambique for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

89th largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

SACUM-UK economic partnership agreement

The UK has signed an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the SACUM trade bloc which includes Mozambique. Read our latest updates for more information on the status of this agreement and how it may benefit your business.

Top five UK goods exported to Mozambique, in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Road vehicles other than cars (capital) 8.9
Medicinal & pharmaceutical products 4.5
General industrial machinery (capital) 2.5
Scientific instruments (capital) 2.3
Meat & meat preparations 2.0

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: July 2022
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Mozambique: at a glance

Economic growth

-1.2%

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is -9.3% (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$590

Actual figure (IMF, 2015)
The UK is $45,419 (IMF, 2015, actual figure)

Currency

Metical

Business language

Portuguese and English

You may need a translator

Time zone

GMT +2

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