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About Mozambique

Mozambique, officially known as Republic of Mozambique is a southern African nation is known for popular beaches and marine parks. This Portuguese colony has rich natural resources. The country is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world and is dependent on external aid.

The primary economy of the country is based on Oil Production, agriculture, industry and Tourism.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouthern Africa
Capital CityMaputo
Government TypeSemi-Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesPortuguese
CurrencyMozambican metical, MZN
Phone Code +258
Important CitiesMatola, Beira, Nampula, Chimoio, Nacala, Quelimane, Tete, Xai-Xai, Maxixe
National DayIndependence Day (25th Jun)
GDP (nominal)USD 21.936 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking138
Primary Industriesaluminum, coal, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), cement, asbestos, glass, textiles, tobacco, food processing, beverages
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsTanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Eswatini, Comoros
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Organisation of African Unity(OAU)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Vegetables and Related Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Gems & Jewellery, Fruits and Nuts, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Wood and Pulp, Machinery & Appliances
Major ImportsMarine Vessels, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Pharmaceutical Products, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Railway and Locomotives, Rubber and Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Books and Papers
Total Exports ValueUSD 8.199 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 14.512 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 6.313 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade Preferences(GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Bilateral Trade Agreements
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Silk & Textiles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Gems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Chemical Products, Household Items & Products, Machinery & Appliances
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Railway and Locomotives, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Books and Papers, Ceramic Products, Glass and glassware, Instruments & Optical Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,521.96 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 2,506.47 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 0 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for MozambiqueHigh Commission of India
H.E. Ankan Banerjee
Honourable High Commissioner
Av. Kenneth Kaunda No. 167, Post Box No. 4751, Maputo, Mozambique
258-21492437 / 21490717

Embassy Details of Mozambique in IndiaHigh Commission of the Republic of Mozambique
H.E. Mr. Ermindo Augusto Ferreira
High Commissioner
78, Poorvi Marg, New Delhi-110057
+91-11-43399777 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Mozambique in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Yedugiri Sandinti Sunil Reddy
Honorary Consul