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Identifying a supplier in Uganda

Type of Production
For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

Industry accounts for 21 % of Uganda's GDP in 2017 and employs about 7% of the labour force. Manufacturing allows the country to yield more benefits from its agricultural production. The agro-food sector is processing coffee, tea, nuts, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, canning of animal products and forage production. In addition, the industry focuses on the production of fertilizers and also the processing of skins into leather, and silk and cotton textile. The mining industry is engaged in the extraction of iron, gold, cobalt, copper, tin, wolframite, cement and phosphates. The first gold refinery in the country was inaugurated in 2017 in Kampala to boost gold sector earnings and make the country a gold-trading hub. The construction sector has also witnessed major growth since the 1990s liberalization, supported by government-initiated infrastructures projects such as the Isimba hydropower plant or the oil pipeline to Dar es Salaam. But in the longer term, the thriving of the sector will depend on the capacity of the manufacturing industry to provide the necessary goods and equipment in order to reduce import dependence.

Multi-sector Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses

To search directories by industry in Uganda, check out our service Business directories.

Professional Associations by Sector
10 professional associations listed for Uganda.
Trade Agencies and Their Representations Abroad
Uganda National Chamber of Commerce
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda
Website providing usefull information about Uganda's Economy
Contact Your Commercial Representations in Uganda
Contact UK Trade & Investment in Uganda.


Marketplaces incorporated in the country
Marketplaces present on the continent

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