Mozambique market

Mozambique Market overview

Mozambique is the world’s 36th-largest country.

Mozambique’s most important mineral reserves are located in its central provinces of Tete, Manica and Niassa.



World largest countries 


of total world population 



Geographical context

  • Mozambique is located on the southeast coast of Africa. Its space is 309,475 sq mi (801,537 km2); Mozambique is the world’s 36th largest country
  • Mozambique is divided into ten provinces and one capital city with provincial status.

Social context

  • The current population of Mozambique is 30,751,037 as of Wednesday, October 10, 2018, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Mozambique population is equivalent to 0.4% of the total world population
  • Mozambique is a net importer of goods and services and its main imports are petrol and bauxite which indicates that it has a shortage on these minerals
  • Mozambique’s Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) in year 2015 is 1.533 %
  • Mozambique’s Expenditures is always greater than its revenue. And hence its fiscal balance is suffering from deficit all the time
  • Revenue (% of GDP)
  • Expenditure (% of GDP)
  • Fiscal balance (% of GDP)

Mozambique main import partners in 2017 :

  • South Africa 36.8%
  • China 7%
  • United Arab 6.8%
  • India 6.2 %
  • Portugal 4.4%
South Africa 36.8%
China 7%
United Arab 6.8%
India 6.2%
Portugal 4.4%

Mozambique main export partners in 2017 :

  • India 28.1%
  • Netherlands 24.4 %
  • South Africa 16.7 %
India 28.1%
Netherlands 24.4%
South Africa 16.7%

Opportunities in Mozambique is good

Despite its infrastructure constraints, Mozambique’s sound business environment has been favorable to investment for two decades. This fact, in conjunction with

  • Low taxes and
  • A general lack of political interference,

Place the country and Southern Africa at the forefront of attractive mining destinations.

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