Total Natural Resources Rents (As % of GDP) rose to 19.5% in Mozambique in 2017

Total Natural Resources Rents (As % of GDP) (%)
Metals & Mining | Mozambique | June 1, 2019
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Total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP reached 19.5 % in 2017 in Mozambique, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP in Mozambique reached an all time high of 22.4 % in 1995 and an all time low of 3.66 % in 1985. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP in Malawi amounted to 9.60 %, 5.14 % in South Africa, 6.62 % in Tanzania and 15.9 % in Zambia in 2017.

Mozambique has been ranked 21st within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP, 32 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Total natural resources rents are the sum of oil rents, natural gas rents, coal rents (hard and soft), mineral rents, and forest rents.

Total Natural Resources Rents (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 39.9% 35.7% 30.5% 23.4% 10.8%
Botswana % 3.71% 3.59% 3.49% 2.52% 1.41%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 36.9% 36.5% 37.4% 35.4% 30.7%
Kenya % 3.32% 3.38% 3.02% 2.77% 2.84%
Lesotho % 3.60% 4.35% 4.77% 4.94% 5.54%
Malawi % 5.86% 8.79% 9.77% 9.30% 9.35%
Mozambique % 13.2% 15.2% 13.5% 13.6% 14.2%
Namibia % 2.69% 2.47% 2.16% 2.56% 3.42%
South Africa % 8.67% 7.29% 6.99% 5.79% 4.53%
Swaziland % 1.95% 4.41% 5.52% 3.55% 2.80%
Tanzania % 9.06% 8.73% 7.13% 6.22% 6.64%
Uganda % 12.7% 12.7% 12.2% 11.6% 12.6%
Zambia % 21.8% 18.9% 16.9% 15.4% 16.2%
Zimbabwe % 9.47% 8.07% 6.53% 7.00% 6.70%