UK Exports to Uganda

The UK exported US$81.14million worth of goods to Uganda in 2018 (up 50% compared to 2017). The UK is one of the leading investors in Uganda, with FDI international investment to Uganda increasing from 83million in 2017 to 195million in 2018


Uganda is a growing market and UK companies can find opportunities in many sectors, including agriculture, power, education & skills and oil & gas.

Agriculture remains the main growth area, and associated inputs, such as irrigation plant, agro-processing equipment and spares offer good prospects.



The main UK exports value to Uganda in 2018/2019 were:


      Vehicles other than railway, tramway         ($20.43M)  

      Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $ (17.38M    )

      Electrical, electronic equipment         ($8.46M)     

      Pharmaceutical products          ($5.30M)

      Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus         ($3.94M)     

      Printed books, newspapers, pictures            ($3.34M)     

      Plastics         ($3.23M)

      Miscellaneous chemical products      ($2.56M)     

      Beverages, spirits and vinegar ($2.56M)    

      Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments         ($1.35M)     

The main exports of Uganda to United Kingdom in 2018/2019 were:


      Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers          ($2.67M)

      Coffee, tea, mate and spices            ($1.89M)

      Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather      ($1.77M)

      Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers      ($743.73K)

      Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons ($525.97K)

      Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement             ($424.51K)

      Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers      ($396.95K)

      Cotton     ($317.68K)