Mozambique's economy opportunities

Popular FDI hotspot

Mozambique’s image as an investment destination has improved markedly, leading to a jump in foreign direct investment (FDI). The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) figures put total net FDI over 2000-09 at $3.5bn.

Meanwhile, inward FDI stock has surged from $1.25bn in 2000 to $4.69bn in 2009. Aluminum production, energy and extractive industries have received large chucks of inward investment. The Bank of Mozambique (central bank) noted FDI has a positive impact on “job creation, promotion of technological progress and the improvement of the external position, both via exports and by replacing imports.”

Merchandise Export Growth Projections (Millions of US Dollars)

2009 (Actual) 1853
2010 2140
2011 2656
2012 2872
2013 3062
2014 3334
2015 3645

Sources: International Financial Statistics 2010 Year Book and IMF Projections.


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