Key information about Mozambique

  • Mozambique became independent from the Portuguese Republic in 1975.
  • The first President, Samora Moisés Machel, in office from 1975 to 1986, was the leader of the nationalist party fighting for the independence of Mozambique.
  • The current president is Filipe Nyusi.


Economic background

While “macroeconomic effects of Cyclone Idai and reconstruction costs will be significant … the outlook is for a recovery in economic activity over the medium-term”

,International Monetary Fund (March 2019)

Main macro-economic indicators

Changing structure of Mozambique’s economy

The Manufacture Industry and the Tourism sector account together for more than 12% of the Gross Domestic Product.

Structure of the MOZAMBIque’s Economy

Datasource: National Statistical Institute

Evolution of FDI inflows

Since 2010, the Mozambican economy has registered remarkable growth in foreign direct investments.

Database source: Banco de Moçambique.

FDI inflows by sector

Database source: APIEX. Sample period: [2014;2018].