Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) rose to 113% in Mozambique in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Mozambique | May 17, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 113 % in 2017 in Mozambique, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.01 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Mozambique reached an all time high of 118 % in 2014 and an all time low of 14.3 % in 1985. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Malawi amounted to 65.3 %, 58.2 % in South Africa, 32.2 % in Tanzania and 71.5 % in Zambia in 2017.

Mozambique has been ranked 34th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 76 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 100.0% 91.8% 86.8% 79.3% 62.9%
Botswana % 104% 111% 123% 115% 106%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 85.2% 68.4% 77.5% 78.7% 59.3%
Kenya % 60.4% 57.8% 53.1% 51.3% 44.2%
Lesotho % 139% 139% 125% 118% 122% ...
Malawi % 48.8% 67.9% 78.3% 73.3% 64.9%
Mozambique % 88.3% 111% 114% 118% 104%
Namibia % 103% 104% 99.2% 102% 107%
South Africa % 60.1% 60.9% 64.2% 64.4% 61.6%
Swaziland % 104% 99.9% 99.5% 105% 99.7%
Tanzania % 56.2% 54.4% 48.6% 45.4% 40.8%
Uganda % 52.9% 53.3% 50.9% 46.3% 47.7%
Zambia % 76.2% 79.1% 84.6% 80.1% 79.9%
Zimbabwe % 89.5% 74.2% 58.7% 54.7% 56.7%