Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Uganda | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Uganda World Exports Value (US$) 1 567 614 423.00 1 618 603 260.00 2 159 077 318.00 2 357 493 248.00 2 407 735 576.00 2 261 964 444.00 2 267 008 685.00 2 482 313 415.00 2 901 465 679.00 3 087 363 576.00 4 148 958 329.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -9.086 3.252 33.391 9.189 2.131 -6.054 0.223 9.497 16.885 6.407
Imports Value (US$) 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 8 250 512 382.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -6.153 9.817 20.721 7.339 -3.749 4.40 -8.98 -12.638 15.87 20.256

The value of merchandise exports from Uganda totalled $ 4.14 billion in 2020. (the value of merchandise exports from Uganda amounted to $ in 2019)

Uganda's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Uganda in 2020:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 44% (1.84 billion US$)
  • Kenya with a share of 11.2% (465 million US$)
  • South Sudan with a share of 8.61% (357 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 6.43% (267 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.32% (138 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 2.29% (95 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.26% (93 million US$)
  • Sudan with a share of 2.16% (89 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 1.88% (78 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 1.74% (72 million US$)

Exports structure from Uganda in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 43% (1.81 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 14.4% (600 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 3.01% (124 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 2.46% (102 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.39% (99 million US$): 18 - Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • 2.37% (98 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.85% (76 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 1.83% (76 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 1.82% (75 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 1.73% (71 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar

What did Uganda export in 2020?

Uganda's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 43% ($1.81 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 12.4% ($515 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 2.38% ($99 million): 1801 - Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted.
  • 1.89% ($78 million): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured.
  • 1.85% ($77 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.
  • 1.78% ($74 million): 0304 - Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 1.72% ($71 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 1.67% ($69 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.59% ($66 million): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 1.21% ($50 million): 0602 - Other live plants (including their roots), cuttings and slips; mushroom spawn.

The value of merchandise imports to Uganda totalled $ 8.25 billion in 2020. (the value of merchandise imports to Uganda was equal to $ in 2019)

Uganda's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Uganda in 2020:

  • China with a share of 16.3% (1.35 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 11.6% (959 million US$)
  • Kenya with a share of 9.37% (773 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 9.01% (743 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 6.01% (495 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.15% (342 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 3.32% (274 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 2.67% (220 million US$)
  • Gambia with a share of 2.58% (212 million US$)
  • Zimbabwe with a share of 2.47% (203 million US$)

Imports structure to Uganda in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 22% (1.84 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 11.8% (976 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.23% (597 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.71% (553 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.87% (402 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.67% (385 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.36% (360 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.25% (351 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.51% (289 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.2% (264 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Uganda import in 2020?

Uganda's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 22% ($1.84 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 11.3% ($932 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.
  • 3.56% ($294 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.
  • 3.29% ($271 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.16% ($178 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.
  • 1.83% ($151 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.69% ($139 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.64% ($135 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.
  • 1.31% ($108 million): 3808 - Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphur-treated bands, wicks and candles, and fly-papers).
  • 1.28% ($105 million): 1006 - Rice.

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Uganda | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020