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Trade in Mozambique

Mozambique was the world’s 103rd largest exporter of goods and 103rd largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $5,583 and $761 million USD respectively. Mozambique’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by agricultural products, and manufactures. In 2020, Mozambique’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to South Africa, India and the the United Kingdom, with trade representing 95.93 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Mozambique’s import values were $8,618 and $2,359 million USD respectively in 2021. Mozambique’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were South Africa, China and India. Mozambique is part of 4 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Agadir Agreement, EFTA – Morocco and EU – Morocco.


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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Mozambique





WTO Membership Date

26 August 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of Portuguese civil law and customary law; note - in rural, apply where applicable predominantly Muslim villages with no formal legal system, Islamic law may be applied



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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Banco Internacional de Mocambique SA - Maputo, Mozambique - SWIFT: BIMOMZMX

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Copyright Offices

  • National Institute of Culture and Creative Industries

  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Industrial Property Offices

  • Industrial Property Institute (IPI)

  • Ministry of Industry and Commerce

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Afonso Ernesto Sitole
    Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
    National Directorate of Agriculture and Silviculture
    Plant Protection Department
    Phone: +(258 21) 415103; Mobile: +(258 82) 4514190

    Recinto do IIAM
    Av. das FPLM

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TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade - INNOQ
    National Institute of Standardization and Quality
    Mr. Márcia Julia Maxlhuza -
    Phone: +(258) 21 34 46 00
    Website: Moçambique
    Parcela 7168/D1/7

    [email protected]

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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