Home to the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria, Uganda is located in East Africa. The country gained independence in 1962 and became a republic in 1966. Uganda’s economy is liberalised, with the country open to foreign investors and coffee being the single largest export. As the country is landlocked, Uganda depends on imports that mostly come through the Port of Mombasa in Kenya. Most of Uganda’s imports are from India and China whereas it exports more to the local economic region of Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA).
The areas of trade related technical cooperation between Uganda and ITC include the National and sector specific export strategies, as well as promotion of exports under ITC’s Ethical Fashion programme. Uganda’s exports in coffee and information technology and information technology enabling services (IT & ITES) will also be aided by the Netherlands Trust Fund Phase III project.
Notes: Top 20 products listed in decreasing order of their export potential to the world. Development indicators are relative to the country’s current situation, green indicating performance above its trade-weighted median and red otherwise. A blank cell indicates that data are not available. A blank cell in export potential means that the product was not consistently demanded over five years by any country in the respective region. Exports (US$ thousand) correspond to average exports to the world over the period 2009-2013.