General information

Capital: Kampala

Currency unit: Ugandan shilling

Official language: English

Area: 200,520 km²

Population in million: 42,723,100.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 643 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 2,038 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 71.0 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.7 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 33.8 %

Life expectancy at birth: 62.5 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 77 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 27,461,400,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 24.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 19.9 

Services value added of GDP: 7.8 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 2,794,410.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 5,841,010.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Hydraulic cements (4.72 %)
Transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television (4.56 %)
Bars and rods of iron or steel, forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn (1.43 %)
Soap (1.25 %)
Flat-rolled products of iron or steel, clad, plated or coated (1.19 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Coffee (21.37 %)
Fish fillets (5.63 %)
Unmanufactured tobacco (5.30 %)
Cane or beet sugar (3.29 %)
Tea (3.28 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Uganda: 52
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness52
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Uganda: 40
              Products competitiveness
              Uganda: 67

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Uganda: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Uganda: 132
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Uganda: 740