Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Uganda | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Uganda World Exports Value (US$) 1 336 668 119.00 1 724 294 808.00 1 567 614 423.00 1 618 603 260.00 2 159 077 318.00 2 357 493 248.00 2 407 735 576.00 2 261 964 444.00 2 267 008 685.00 2 482 313 415.00 2 901 465 679.00 3 087 363 576.00
Imports Value (US$) 3 493 354 095.00 4 525 858 559.00 4 247 371 346.00 4 664 338 469.00 5 630 874 738.00 6 044 147 372.00 5 817 510 222.00 6 073 527 802.00 5 528 117 117.00 4 829 459 128.00 5 595 903 639.00 6 729 436 499.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Uganda totalled $ 3.08 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Uganda increased by 6.4% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 185 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Uganda amounted to $2.9 billion in 2017)

Uganda's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Uganda in 2018:

  • Kenya with a share of 18.7% (580 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 18.2% (562 million US$)
  • South Sudan with a share of 11.5% (355 million US$)
  • Rwanda with a share of 6.85% (211 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 6.61% (204 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.29% (132 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.7% (114 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.06% (94 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 2.43% (75 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 2.14% (66 million US$)

Exports structure from Uganda in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 17.3% (536 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 16.7% (516 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 6.21% (192 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 5.5% (169 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 5.4% (166 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.07% (125 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.5% (108 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 2.79% (86 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 2.76% (85 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 2.76% (85 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Uganda export in 2018?

Uganda's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 16.6% ($515 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 14.1% ($436 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 4.17% ($128 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.41% ($105 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 3.27% ($101 million): 0304 - Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 3.24% ($100 million): 0713 - Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split.
  • 2.89% ($89 million): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 2.87% ($88 million): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured.
  • 2.22% ($68 million): 2401 - Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
  • 2.18% ($67 million): 0305 - Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption.

The value of total merchandise imports to Uganda totalled $ 6.72 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Uganda increased by 20% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 1.13 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Uganda was equal to $5.59 billion in 2017)

Uganda's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Uganda in 2018:

  • China with a share of 17.6% (1.18 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 12.1% (816 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 11.6% (784 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 8.99% (605 million US$)
  • Kenya with a share of 7.66% (515 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.7% (316 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 4.63% (311 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 3.84% (258 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 3.12% (210 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.81% (121 million US$)

Imports structure to Uganda in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 19.5% (1.31 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.97% (536 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.55% (508 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.08% (409 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.75% (387 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.48% (369 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.98% (335 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 4.17% (281 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.69% (248 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.51% (236 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Uganda import in 2018?

Uganda's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 18.8% ($1.26 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.97% ($334 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 3.5% ($235 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.45% ($232 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.58% ($174 million): 7208 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated.
  • 2.5% ($168 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.28% ($154 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.01% ($135 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.53% ($103 million): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 1.47% ($99 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.

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Uganda | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018