Exporting guide to

Seychelles

Overview

Seychelles is a chain of islands off the west coast of Africa, with a population of just under 100,000 people. Tourism is the main industry on the islands.

Trade statistics

£96.0 million total UK exports to Seychelles for the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

134th largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

less than 0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

ESA-UK economic partnership agreement (EPA)

The UK has signed an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with a number of Eastern and Southern African countries, including Seychelles. 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 Seychelles , in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

Goods Value (£ million )
Mechanical power generators (intermediate) 2.0
Cars 1.6
Medicinal & pharmaceutical products 1.6
Miscellaneous metal manufactures 1.5
General industrial machinery (intermediate) 1.3

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: February 2024
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Seychelles: at a glance

Economic growth

2.5%

Actual figure (IMF, 2021)
The UK is 7.6% (IMF, 2021, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$15,376

Actual figure (IMF, 2015)
The UK is $45,085 (IMF, 2015, actual figure)

Currency

Seychelles Rupee

Business languages

Seychelles Creole, English

You may need a translator

Time zone

GMT +4

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