Trade Data Analysis

Mozambique: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Mozambique: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

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Intra-Africa trade profile for 2018

In 2018, Mozambique exported and imported goods to and from the rest of Africa to the value of US$1.2 billion and US$2 billion, respectively. Intra-Africa exports accounted for 23% of Mozambique’s total exports and imports for 30% of total imports for 2018. Some highlights:

  • Between 2017 and 2018, Mozambique’s intra-Africa exports increased by 18%, while intra-Africa imports increased by 10%. Increased exports are mainly due to an increase in exports of electrical energy, unwrought aluminium and sugar in solid form. The increase in imports can mainly be attributed to increased goods vehicles and frozen fish imports.

  • 69% of Mozambique’s intra-Africa export products are electrical energy, petroleum gas, unwrought aluminium and sugar in solid form. The top 10 intra-Africa export products account for 86% of Mozambique’s total exports to other African countries.

  • Mozambique imports a variety of goods from the rest of Africa, the top 10 import products account for only 27% of Mozambique’s intra-Africa imports.

  • The main import products include goods vehicles (5%), electrical energy (5%) and frozen fish (3%).

  • Mozambique mainly trades with South Africa; 82% of intra-Africa exports and 88% of intra-Africa imports are to and from South Africa. The main export products to South Africa are electrical energy and natural gas, while the main imports are vehicles and electrical energy.

  • In terms of Mozambique’s total trade (exports + imports) with the rest of the continent, trade is mainly with neighbouring South Africa (86% of total intra-Africa trade) and eSwatini (2%) and Namibia (2%).

Intra-Africa import tariffs

The majority of goods imported into Mozambique from other SADC member states enter duty-free. The only exception is women’s blouses and shirts which are levied a 10% preferential tariff (the MFN applied tariff is 20%). However, these imports from Malawi and Zimbabwe are imported duty-free under the bilateral trade agreements in place. African imports from outside SADC are levied the MFN applied duty. The MFN applied tariff of Mozambique consists of five tariff bands – duty-free, 2.5%, 5%, 7.5% and 20%. At the HS8 tariff line level 35% of the tariff lines have a 20% import duty, 30% of the tariff lines have a 7.5% tariff, 11% of the tariff lines have a 5% tariff, 20% of the tariff lines have a 2.5% tariff and 4% of tariff lines are duty-free.

The highest proportion of Mozambique’s MFN tariffs are 20% import duty.

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Mozambique: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | June 2019
Infographic: Mozambique – Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | June 2019
Mozambique: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | July 2018
Infographic: Mozambique – Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | July 2018
Mozambique: Intra-Africa trade data spreadsheet | July 2018

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