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25 February, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 18:11

Investing in Mozambique: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Mozambique.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Mozambique has a population of 32.2 million, making it the 46th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 49.2% males and 50.8% females.

There are 12.6 million people employed in Mozambique, with an unemployment rate of 3.2% – 416,690 people.


Mozambique is the 249th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $14.6bn.

As of 2018 there were 213,930 students in tertiary education in Mozambique, with 1.2 million students in secondary and 6.6 million in primary education. Mozambique spent 5.8% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Mozambique ranked 138th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 135th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), Mozambique finished 137th, after ranking 137th in 2018.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $368m and private healthcare expenditure equalled $360m in 2018.

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