Economic Trivia

Uganda maintained a 7% economic growth during the economic downturn.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2020): United Arab Emirates, China, and Kenya
Top 3 Exported Goods (2020): Precious Stones & Metals, Coffee & Spices, and Seafood

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Sugar; Brewing; Tobacco; Cotton Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $127,281,654,344 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.65% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $2,694 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 89/197 (2022)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 7.196% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $19,217,000,098 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 33.7% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 14.748% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.375% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($3,553,417,781) (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 18,197,126 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 62.917% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 9.457% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 27.626% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 4.28% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $10,235,324,070 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,467,112,518 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 29.278% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,526,189,107 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,461,878,180 (2021)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Uganda’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank