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US$ 10.17mn
FDI inflows to India from April 2000-March 2021

US$ 708.91mn

Bilateral trade during FY2020-21

NRIs/PIOs currently live in Uganda

Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Uganda also handles India's bilateral relations with Burundi


Uganda has rich deposits of gold, tungsten, tin, iron ore, silver, zinc, mica, copper, offering strong investment opportunities.


India has helped empower health, education, renewable energy, and agriculture sectors in Uganda, boosting new businesses.

Oil and gas

Uganda has one of the biggest oil reserves in sub-Saharan Africa, estimated at 6b barrels that has attracted strong interests.


Uganda offers trade and investment opportunities in sectors related to pharmaceutical, automobile, plastic, and organic chemicals.


Uganda’s annual urban growth rate of 5.2 per cent is among the highest in the world and is expected to triple over 2014-40.

India's Exports and Imports to Uganda

Country / Region:  UGANDA

S.No. \Year 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
1. EXPORT 532.26 580.08 621.52 670.32 697.78
2. %Growth 8.98 7.14 7.85 4.10
3. India’s Total Export 303,526.16 330,078.09 313,361.04 291,808.48 422,004.40
4. %Growth 8.75 -5.06 -6.88 44.62
5. %Share 0.18 0.18 0.20 0.23 0.17
6. IMPORT 56.21 23.06 33.98 38.59 142.33
7. %Growth -58.97 47.36 13.57 268.79
8. India’s Total Import 465,580.99 514,078.42 474,709.28 394,435.88 613,052.05
9. %Growth 10.42 -7.66 -16.91 55.43
10. %Share 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.02
11. TOTAL TRADE 588.47 603.14 655.50 708.91 840.11
12. %Growth 2.49 8.68 8.15 18.51
13. India’s Total Trade 769,107.15 844,156.51 788,070.32 686,244.36 1,035,056.45
14. %Growth 9.76 -6.64 -12.92 50.83
15. %Share 0.08 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.08
16. TRADE BALANCE 476.05 557.02 587.54 631.72 555.45
17. India’s Trade Balance -162,054.83 -184,000.33 -161,348.24 -102,627.40 -191,047.65

Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry


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Plot 1A, Kiira Road Kira Road, Kampala P.O.BOX 3809, KAMPALA, Uganda

Uganda Manufacturers Association

+256-414-221-034; 287-615

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Uganda Manufacturers' Association. P.O Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds Kampala

Uganda Investment Authority

+256-414-301000; 313-301100

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The Investment Centre TWED Plaza, Plot 22B, Lumumba Avenue, P.O. Box 7418 Kampala, Uganda

Indo-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry

+91-22-4060-6162; 2282-2009

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81/82, Mittal Court, 'C' Wing, 8th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

High Commission of India, Uganda and Burundi

+256-41-434-2994; 434-4631

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Plot No.11, Kyadondo Road Nakasero, P.O.Box 7040 Kampala, Uganda

Second Secretary (Pol, Com)


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Mr. Pankaj Kumar Singhal
Second Secretary (Pol, Com) and Head of Chancery High Commission of India Kampala, Uganda


Agricultural exports

    Beer made from malt (220300)


    Sweet biscuits (190531)


    Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80% vol. (220710)


    Fish fillets; frozen, Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) (030463)
    Fish preparations; sardines, sardinella and brisling or sprats, prepared or preserved, whole or in pieces (but not minced) (160413)
    Fish; edible offal, fish heads, tails and maws (030572)
    Fish; fresh or chilled, mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus), excluding fillets, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030244)


    Chewing gum, whether or not sugar-coated (170410)


    Broken rice (100640)
    Husked (brown) rice (100620)

Employment Opportunities

*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Any person intending to enter into Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes and in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities. Foreign nationals intending to enter Uganda for purposes of employment should comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda. All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country. Uganda issues e-visas that can be applied on their immigration portal: https://visas.immigration. go.ug/. Payment and approval are given online. Visa sticker is pasted on the passport on arrival into the country.

An estimated over 27,000 Indians and PIOs reside in Uganda and play a leading role in its economy. As per the statistics of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Indian nationals/ PIO constitute the top 65% of the tax payers locally, and contribute about 60% of the total revenues collected by it.

Labour & Employment: https://www.gou.go.ug/topics/Labour-Employment

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    Doctors, nurses, radiologists, lab technicians

    The main manufacturing industries in Uganda include steel, cement, cotton, and food processing and production. Uganda attracts large number of healthcare workers ranging from doctors to nurses and lab technicians.

    Ministry of HealthWork Permits

    Software, hardware, new technology

    Uganda’s ICT industry represents 6% of the national GDP, as per government data. The IT and ICT infrastructure in Uganda has been set up and is supported by foreign workers.

    Ministry of ICT & National GuidanceWork Permits

    Automobile to food products production

    Tamil Nadu-based Hurera Leather Company has invested in a plant in Kampala, Uganda, producing one mn pairs of shoes every year creating job opportunities in Uganda and India through http://www.intracen.org/

    Ministry of Trade, Industry & CooperativesWork Permits

    Faculty positions up to uninversity

    The Ugandan Government has introduced the Education and Sports Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2017-2020 to guide the Sector in providing quality education. The education sector in Uganda, ranging from schools to universities draw foreign teaching staff from different disciplines.

    Ministry of Education and SportsWork Permits

Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Uganda
  • Vegetables
  • Coffee and tea
  • Mate and spices
  • Wood and wood products
  • Essential oils and cocoa
India's top export to Uganda
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Vehicles and components
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Organic chemicals

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