You are here

Country Profile

TEXT SIZE
 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Uganda
Head of State : Yoweri Museveni
Population : 39.03 Million
Capital City : Kampala
Largest City : Kampala
Languages : English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadc
Monetary Unit : Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Facts
GDP (USD) : 26.37 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 1,721.17 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 25.65 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 4.96 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 7.68 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 58.47 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 347.77 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 1,084.91 million (2013)
Location & Geography
Uganda is located in the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa and lies astride the Equator. It is bordered by Kenya in the East, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the South and Sudan in the North. Uganda occupies a fertile plateau where the River Nile originates and the largest fresh water lake of Africa -the Lake Victoria- is located. Mountains mark the limits of the plateau region. Forests and woodlands take up about one third of the land area. About a quarter of the land is arable. The climate is tropical and generally rainy. During the rainy season the weather is cool and overcast.
Investment Profile
Doing Business 2017 Rank**Doing Business 2018 Rank**Change in Rank
1151227
Doing Business 2017 DTF**Doing Business 2018 DTF**Change in DTF**
(% points)
56.5256.94 0.42
Investment Opportunities

Healthcare and Medicine, Services | December 9, 2016
Non-consultancy Services Of Operating Microscope
Healthcare and Medicine, Services | December 9, 2016
Supply Of Electrical
Energy, Power and Electrical | December 9, 2016
Events
Exhibition | December 15 - 17, 2015 | Uganda
Forum | October 26 - 29, 2015 | Uganda
Forum | October 05 - 09, 2015 | Uganda